2.1 Degree in Archaeology or a related subject (for example, Anthropology, Biology, Geography or Environmental Science) at first degree level. Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in Archaeology or a related subject (for example, Anthropology, Biology, Geography or Environmental Science) at first degree level. Applicants with non-standard qualifications should contact the College of Humanities Postgraduate Administrator to discuss admission.
Months of entry
This programme explores experimental archaeology's potential as a powerful research method, an effective educational tool and an excellent medium for public outreach.
You will receive a sound practical and theoretical grounding in scientific use of experiments in archaeological research. The programme will give you practical experience of experiments related to archaeological and taphonomic processes and the production of a range of material culture types including ceramics, stone tools, metals and a range of organic materials.
The role of experiments and ‘reconstructions’ in education and public outreach is investigated through classes, practical activities, and field visits. Links with professionals, such as museums and independent establishments, provide opportunities for practical work based on a sound appreciation of theory.
The University has established an outdoor centre on its Streatham Campus to provide a location for both short and long-term experimental archaeology research. The programme involves practical work and fieldtrips and offers the opportunity for some modules to be studied online.
Information for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- College of Humanities Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1392 724350