Taught course

Landscape Archaeology

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Usually a minimum 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

September

Course content

Landscape archaeology explores the relationship between humans, the natural world and the environments we create.

The course aims to develop digital and field skills as well as knowledge. Working with employers, we have identified several key skills a landscape archaeologist needs to work in the heritage sector. These include analytical techniques such as GIS, earthwork survey, geophysical survey and air photo interpretation.

You choose whether to go on a fieldwork placement over the summer or complete a dissertation.

Graduates have gone on to work for national parks, the National Trust, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, commercial contractors and many other archaeological organisations.

You can choose between pursuing a fieldwork placement over the summer or completing a dissertation.

Teaching

You can expect a balanced timetable of lectures, seminars and practicals. You’ll have access to specialist labs and world-class reference collections. Many of our masters courses include a fieldwork or project-based component.

We integrate humanities and science-based approaches to nurture a deeper understanding. You’ll have the opportunity to explore different viewpoints and make up your own mind about their strengths and weaknesses.

We’ll help you to develop your critical thinking as well as your practical skills. What we ask of you, as a member of our lively academic community, is that you challenge, question, and explore.

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

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

If you accept a place on a course, you may be eligible to apply for White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) and University of Sheffield studentships. We also offer a number of department and course-specific scholarships. See the department's fees and funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
archaeology-masters@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 114 222 2900