Research course


University of Nottingham · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) and a taught postgraduate (MA/MSc) in Archaeology or a related subject, at ‘merit'. Students with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Our research covers a wide range of chronological, thematic and geographical areas, ranging from early prehistory to the present day. Particular areas of strength include:

  • human-plant-animal relations through palaeoanthropology, archaeobotany and zooarchaeology
  • the study of archaeological materials and ancient technology and production; the scientific analysis of glass
  • mediterranean prehistory
  • later prehistory of Europe
  • underwater archaeology
  • roman archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the north-west provinces
  • the Archaeology of Late Antiquity
  • early medieval Archaeology in Britain and north-western Europe
  • later medieval and post-medieval Archaeology
  • the Archaeology of standing buildings.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5843