Taught course

Archaeological Information Systems

University of York · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you will need a good honours degree (upper second or first class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in Archaeology or a related field.

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 University of York’s Archaeology Department has been at the forefront of researching and developing archaeological computer applications since the early days of digital practice in the discipline and has hosted the first online peer-reviewed e-journal for archaeology since 1996. It also hosts the world-leading Archaeology Data Service, which is the UK’s national digital data archive for the historic environment.

  • Gain applied practical experience in internet applications, database design and management, GIS technology, CAD and computer modelling systems.
  • Build a broad foundation of expertise in archaeological computing applications.
  • Access the University of York’s world-leading expertise in e-publishing and digital archiving.
  • Develop IT knowledge and skills that are highly valued in heritage-sector careers.
  • Access a full suite of research computing hardware and software
  • Receive tailored careers advice from staff with significant experience of recruiting within the sector.

York is one of the best places to study Archaeology, Heritage or Conservation. The Department has an excellent reputation and is one of the largest Archaeology teaching centres in the UK. The historic City of York is rich in architectural and archaeological treasures and resources which you will have easy access to during your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323963