Taught course

Archaeology (by Research)

Institution
University of Nottingham · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 (upper-second-class honours degree or international equivalent); degree subjects should be relevant to course applied for.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA by Research in Archaeology provides you with the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of specific areas of archaeology by following a personalised, individual study pathway, in close collaboration with our staff. You will further your own intellectual development and enhance your independent research skills by completing a substantial archaeological research project.

It is ideal preparation for students wishing to undertake a PhD in Archaeology, and follows the research model (one year research training MA plus 3 years research) suggested by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It also provides a wide range of highly sought-after skills in research, critical thinking, data analysis, and communication which will provide the foundation for a future career in archaeology and heritage, as well as many other sectors.

This course offers you the flexibility to tailor the content to reflect your personal interests and research topic. Our teaching draws on the extensive and world-leading research expertise of staff within The Department of Archaeology.

We have specialists working in Old-World Prehistory, the ancient Mediterranean and the Roman world, and Medieval and Post-Medieval Europe, as well as internationally-renowned expertise in bioarchaeology and archaeological materials. Students can follow a specialist pathway focusing on a specific period or region, or practical training in archaeological methods, and will undertake independent research supervised by a member of staff.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Department of Archaeology web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Department of Archaeology
Email
archaeology-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 4820