Research course

Archaeological Research

University of Cambridge · School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the MPhil in Archaeological Research is to provide Master's–level training in how to conduct research in archaeology. This MPhil is appropriate for students who have a clearly identified project and who wish to develop the research skills that will allow them to carry it out by means of independent, supervised research. It principally involves a substantial, research project (the dissertation) that enables the student to gain a broad knowledge base as well as to produce original results or insights in their field of interest.

Students are trained in the research process via supervised work in major stages of the process such as reviewing existing work, designing a research project, collecting data and analysing the data. Students are also given opportunities, through workshops and seminars to enhance their skills in writing, presentation, and formulating and analysing arguments.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Board of Graduate Studies
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