Taught course


University of Exeter · Archaeology

Entry requirements

An appropriate degree in Archaeology or a related subject (for example, Archaeology, Geography, Anthropology, Environmental Science, History, Ancient History or Classics), normally at 2:1 level or above. Applicants with non-standard qualifications should contact the College of Humanities Postgraduate Administrator to discuss admission.

Months of entry


Course content

Archaeology MA students join a vibrant, active Postgraduate community in a setting surrounded by sites of archaeological interest. Prehistoric Dartmoor is on the doorstep, where the recent Whitehorse Hill burial was uncovered. Exeter itself is a city built on Roman foundations and the nearby Ipplepen dig is shedding further light on Romano-British history. The Anglo-Saxons too were active in this part of the world and the department has excellent interdisciplinary ties with the History Department and Centre for Medieval Studies. In the past there have been opportunities for Exeter students to participate in fieldwork and outreach activities in as diverse locations as Argentina, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, South Dakota and Texas. In some cases, fieldwork may consist of archaeological work in a museum rather than excavation.

The MA Archaeology programme is flexible, so students can choose the modules that interest them – including those on Experimental Archaeology, Human Osteoarchaeology and Zooarchaeology.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

College of Humanities Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1392 724350