Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2021. They should be used as a general guide.
Degree and experience
A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Geoarchaeology MRes will build your theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, preparing you for a career in research, or as a field or laboratory-based geoarchaeologist.

Geoarchaeology forms the core of your learning as you work across different subject areas including; physical geography, palaeoenvironments, sedimentology, GIS and remote sensing, and the Pleistocene epoch.
You will develop your skills in research methodology, data collection and analysis, and geoarchaeological techniques. You’ll study depositional environments and sedimentology, fundamental in understanding the distribution, accessibility and preservation of archaeological sites and artefacts, and the foundation upon which all palaeoenvironmental reconstruction is based.
The course gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to areas that specifically interest you. You will be linked to our research Centre for Earth Observation Science and your interests matched to the areas of expertise of our renowned researchers who have many years of experience collaborating with universities and industry globally. This provides an opportunity for you to contribute to innovative and impactful research.
The core MRes research project module is at the heart of the degree and equips you with a fundamental understanding of the research process across a wide and dynamic range of disciplines. You will discuss and develop your idea for this with your supervisor early in the course.
You develop your wider understanding of environmental research through our specialist evaluating research modules including guided reading from journal clubs, research seminars and more informal student led presentations.
Taught modules will support your research specialism or project further training in key research skills such as GIS.
Research projects may cover a range of geoarchaeological data, including airborne and satellite-based multispectral, hyperspectral and topographic data, thin section analyses, laboratory analysis of sediments, GIS based deposit modelling, Pleistocene artefacts and sediments, and borehole data.

Information for international students

English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries and loans

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644