Taught course


University of Sheffield · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject. But your interest in and understanding of archaeology is more important than what you studied at undergraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Archaeology is a programme which allows you to create a bespoke degree around your interests and ambitions. There are two pathways: Cross-discipline and Classical Mediterranean.

The Cross-discipline pathway provides a route into advanced study of Archaeology for students with generalist interests. This pathway offers you the opportunity to create a bespoke programme within a clear structure that allows you to engage specific interests in period, region or approach while building on a strong foundation of understanding Archaeology as a discipline.

The ‘Classical Mediterranean’ is a pathway which further reflects one of our departmental core strengths, the archaeology of the Classical and Mediterranean world. This pathway offers students the opportunity to study the Classical Mediterranean from a range of archaeological perspectives (socio-cultural, landscape, materials, bioarchaeological).

The pathways are designed to appeal to students who wish to make up their own programme through a combination of core and optional modules; those wishing to specialise have the choice of the Classical Mediterranean pathway, whilst students wishing greater freedom of choice outside of the core modules, or students who wish to study a combination of periods, geographical specialism or scientific disciplines, have the option of the Cross-discipline pathway.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirement

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 2900