A good honours degree (upper second or first class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in Archaeology, History of Art, Architectural History or in a related field; or relevant professional experience or qualifications. The course is suitable for students and mid-career professionals seeking to develop or enhance an academic or professional specialism in buildings archaeology. To find out if your professional experience or qualifications are appropriate, please contact the Course Director. 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
The programme brings together experts in buildings survey and recording, archive research, legislation and policy, conservation, theoretical interpretation and computer modelling to deliver a dynamic course, which will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge required for a career in researching, managing and conserving historic buildings.
The course will cover:
- introduction to the specialised skills required for the historical research, visual analysis and archaeological recording of buildings;
- give you a foundational knowledge of the history of architecture in the UK, from c.1000 to the present day;
- introduce you to current intellectual and professional research priorities in the archaeology of buildings;
- introduce you to conservation legislation, policy and practice;
- enable you to develop excellent research and communication skills relating to the research, analysis and interpretation of historic buildings.
This course is suitable for students of Archaeology, History of Art, Architectural History and related subjects, as well as for mid-career professionals seeking to develop or enhance their professional specialism in buildings archaeology. The course is suitable for students and mid-career professionals seeking to develop or enhance an academic or professional specialism in buildings archaeology.
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
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323963