Taught course

Heritage and Archaeology

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MAPGCertPGDip

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

September

Course content

You'll be prepared for roles within the heritage protection and commercial sectors, and heritage presentation organisations. Our department has a strong reputation in the heritage sector and you'll have ample opportunity to capitalise on our external partnerships.

There are three pathways:
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Managing the Historic Environment
  • Cross-discipline
Within those pathways, you'll have the freedom to choose specific periods or methodologically-based themes to suit your career aspirations. The Landscape Archaeology pathway is more practical, teaching you how to investigate and understand historic environments. Managing the Historic Environment trains you in the development of policy, research agendas and planning, and discusses how we present heritage and the historic environment to the public. The cross-disciplinary option combines themes from both pathways, but all three pathways emphasise the importance of conserving and maintaining our heritage.
This course prepares you for a career in the sector and teaches you how to tackle pressing issues. Or you could progress to doctoral research – this course is excellent preparation for a PhD.
The transferable skills you’ll develop are valued in lots of sectors, including business, journalism and teaching. Helping you prepare for your career is part of our job. Whatever your ambitions are, we’re here to support you.
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Name
Programme Director
Email
c.merrony@sheffield.ac.uk