Taught course

Archaeological Science

University of Sheffield · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Create a bespoke degree that reflects your unique interests and ambitions through one of our three pathways: Bioarchaeology, Archaeomaterials, or Cross-discipline.

You'll choose from three different pathways to design your own course through a combination of core and optional modules. You'll have the choice of the Bioarchaeology or Archaeomaterials pathways, or if you desire greater freedom of choice outside of the core modules or wish to study a combination of organic and inorganic materials, you can opt for the Cross-disciplinary pathway.

MSc students

This course is structured to lead up to the writing of a journal-style paper. You’ll select a specialist analytical approach and develop this in-depth to address a specific archaeological problem.

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Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Katie Hemer