Taught course

Maritime Archaeology

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MAMSc

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent. For further information, please see our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Investigation of the maritime past has gathered rapid momentum in recent years, becoming a dynamic and focused field of archaeology. As well as investigating submerged landscapes, settlements and shipwrecks, the whole 'coastal zone' is now being acknowledged as a priority in terms of protection, management and research.

This MA/MSc aims to provide graduates in archaeology or closely related disciplines with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of applying archaeology in seas, rivers, lakes and intertidal environments. Intensive practical instruction in specific research skills and field techniques will be an integral part of many of the programme modules. (NB. A diving qualification is not a prerequisite for the programme)

Semester 1 Compulsory: Maritime aspects of culture; optional: boats of the world: traditions and technologies of ancient watercraft; ship science in archaeology; marine geoarchaeology.
Semester 2 Compulsory: Archaeology under water; dissertation; optional: ancient mediterranean seafaring; heritage management and conservation of artefacts in the coastal zone; intellectual methodologies.

Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Humanities
Email
pgafh@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 23 8059 6809