Taught course

Rome and the Mediterranean

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Degree First- or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related subject English Language IELTS 6.5, or equivalent in other approved English language test.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Roman Archaeology has undergone a transformation in the last 20 years, taking theoretical concepts and methodological techniques from other archaeological periods and applying them to Roman material. Southampton has been at the forefront of this, and you will be encouraged to draw on the expertise of the discipline as whole, and its links with other parts of the University. The breadth of options available provides you with a unrivalled opportunity to build a degree which develops your own interests.

This programme allows you to study Rome and its links with its provinces in the context of one of the leading archaeology departments. You will acquire an understanding of recent and current theoretical developments in the interpretation of the archaeological evidence, as well as a familiarity with major sites and an ability to handle and identify certain categories of cultural material. There will be an opportunity to undertake some of the programme through a course at the British School at Rome; alternative modules are available in Southampton.

This programme is distinctive in exploiting the theoretical, thematic and methodological expertise of Archaeology at Southampton. It provides a core of two compulsory modules which develop your understanding of Roman Archaeology as a discipline, your knowledge of one or more geographical areas in particular, and your familiarity with different forms of Roman materials.

Key features

· You will acquire an understanding of recent and current theoretical developments in the interpretation of the archaeological evidence, as well as a familiarity with major sites and an ability to handle and identify certain categories of material culture.

· Through the range of options available, you will then have the opportunity to build up your knowledge of particular archaeological themes and approaches, applying them to specifically Roman material.

· The structure of the course is flexible enough to provide you with a thorough grounding in the archaeology of Rome and its provinces, whilst allowing you to develop your own specialist interests in the subject

· You can combine elements from other programmes such as ceramics and lithics, computing, osteology, and maritime to develop specific practical and research skills.

Assessment methods: This programme is divided into 180 credits. 105 credits are obtained from taught modules with the remaining 75 credits relating to the dissertation (25,000 words).

Core modules: Problems and perspective in Roman archaeology; the archaeology of the Roman world; research skills.
Option modules: ancient seafaring; buildings and society; ceramics and lithics in context; archaeology of cultural interaction; interpretation of archaeological art; dissertation.

Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/pgfundbyschool.html

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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