Taught course

Archaeological Information Systems

University of York · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second or first class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in Archaeology or a related field. Other applicants may be considered in exceptional circumstances, for example those with considerable IT experience. You will be expected to provide evidence of some basic familiarity with a range of IT applications and an aptitude for computer-based skills. This programme is also available to study at Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate level. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Archaeological Information Systems course will provide you with applied practical experience and critical theoretical engagement with a full range of computing systems and technology used for publishing, archiving, analysing, visualising and presenting archaeological information today.

The MSc in Archaeological Information Systems is designed for people who have a basic grounding in computer literacy and an interest in archaeology and heritage, and who wish to follow vocational training in archaeological information systems.Through a combination of academic studies, practical training, research and work placements, you will:

  • Develop vital knowledge of the digital and internet technologies used for disseminating, publishing and archiving archaeological information;
  • learn practical skills in 3-D modelling, GIS, CAD and other technologies used for analysing and visualising archaeological information.

The course provides a detailed introduction to the broad range of information systems used in archaeology, and provides the opportunity to apply these systems in practice. The work placement and dissertation enable you to specialise in a particular technique or approach, giving you valuable practical experience in your areas of interest.

All Taught Postgraduate programmes at Masters level in the Department of Archaeology are also available to study for Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate qualifications.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323963