Taught course

Archaeology of the Middle East

University of Reading · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

First or good Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Archaeology or other relevant fields.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your knowledge of the Middle East through the advanced study of its archaeology. You will explore major episodes in the human past through case studies from all regions of the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Arabia, the Levant and Egypt. The course focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to important, real-world issues, including the transition from hunter-forager to farmer-herder, the development of urban, literate civilisations, and the rise and fall of some of the world’s greatest empires.

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: • an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 or • an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Mary Lewis
+44 (0) 118 378 8132