Taught course

Archaeology of Buildings

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, History of Art, Architectural History or in a related field; or relevant professional experience or qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Established more than 15 years ago, this course is one of the longest-established and most respected buildings archaeology and buildings history programmes in the UK. It 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.

  • Learn the specialised skills required for researching, analysing and recording historic buildings.
  • Gain experience in rectified photography, photogrammetry and other 3D recording methods, CAD drawing and computer modelling of historic buildings.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills essential for careers in the architectural and archaeological sectors.
  • Study in the cultural heritage capital of the UK – experience buildings archaeology in action.
  • Access state-of-the-art facilities, including survey support, archives and libraries.
  • Receive 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

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323963