Taught course

Archaeology, Middle East

University of Reading · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

First or good second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in archaeology, history, environmental studies or any related field.

Months of entry


Course content

**MA Archaeology, Middle East pathway**

* Explore case studies from Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Arabia, the Levant and Egypt
* Join a world-leading department with an international reputation for its research on the archaeology of the Middle East
* Benefit from dedicated laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities
* Part of "The Archaeology of Early Turkey" module takes place in central Turkey and incorporates site and museum visits

About the Department

Archaeology at Reading

We offer advanced study in archaeology on programmes taught by academics with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. 97% of our research was judged to be of international standing in the latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014.
We provide a friendly and supportive community, and our staff have a strong reputation for being accessible and approachable.

Take advantage of outstanding teaching collections and facilities housed in modern premises. You will benefit from our dedicated Archaeology Building and purpose-built teaching laboratories containing our rich collection of artefacts, ecofacts, human remains and animal bones. You will also have easy access to our three superb on-campus museums.

We are skills focused – through our world-leading fieldwork and research projects we train graduates to the highest standards as a preparation for doctoral study and employment in a wide variety of sectors. We provide a strong research grounding linking social and scientific archaeology.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team