Taught course


University of Liverpool · School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Archaeology is an ideal postgraduate degree if you want to study the major developments in human societies from the origins of settled life to the florescence of the great civilisations.

We'll teach you a variety of practical archaeological techniques and cover in depth the prehistory of the Mediterranean region, the Near East and Northern Europe or Classical Archaeology.

This degree is great preparation for a research degree or, with the practical skills it covers, for a career in archaeology. The problem solving, analytical and team-working skills you'll gain are transferable to other types of employment.


  • Knowledge and critical understanding of the nature and development of past and contemporary cultures
  • Enhance your experience in archaeological field and/or laboratory work
  • Skills of archaeological analysis and interpretation, from assessing data from past societies to the analysis and interpretation of specific monuments/sites and their modern published records
  • Broad comparative knowledge of the archaeology of selected geographical regions and chronological periods
  • The principles and methods by which archaeological data are acquired and analysed and the problems associated with these processes
  • How to design, research and present a sustained piece of archaeological writing
  • The ability to apply and demonstrate a good understanding of theoretical concepts within archaeology
  • Problem-solving and discursive writing skills.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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