This course is open to students with a prior degree in Archaeology, or related field, as well as to current professional archaeological practitioners. This course is also open to students wishing to convert their original degree to a field archaeology specialism, and to interested members of the public with an appropriate first degree.
Normally, students should have a first degree of a 2:1 or better. Occupational experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis in the case of first degree of 2:2
Candidates will only be interviewed where doubt exists in relation to information provided via the application form, concerning their meeting the entry criteria
Students with relevant previous study at postgraduate level or with extensive experience may be considered eligible for accreditation of prior learning.
Months of entry
This course provides an exciting opportunity to understand and interpret the rich archaeological landscapes of Britain.
Landscapes, both rural and urban, represent the largest archaeological field resource available and this Master’s programme will equip you with the research skills necessary for their investigation.
Central to this course is a focus on modern techniques and approaches to the understanding of human societies, enabling you to learn a wide array of information and ideas and be trained in crucial investigative methods. You will be instructed in the avenues available for regional as well as national studies, and be introduced to a variety of research options.
The course is supported by excellent facilities, including our Charles Darwin building, our suite of five laboratories, a specialist computer facility for ISE staff and students and a GIS, mapping and visualization suite with GIS software (ArcGIS). Surveying equipment includes survey-grade GPS and a total station, gradiometers and resistivity geophysical survey kit, Trimble GeoXT mapping-grade GPS, Panasonic Toughbook ruggedised tablet PCs with integrated mapping grade GPS, and ArcGIS software. In addition, a Draganflyer X6, a state of the art “mini-helicopter”, can take vertical and oblique aerial photographs. Technician support is also available within the Institute, including a GIS technician.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency to a minimum level of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent.