Taught course

Iron Age and Celtic Archaeology

Institution
University of York · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree: 2:1 or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Discover more about the ancient Celts and their encounters with the Greek and Roman world.

The European Iron Age is a dynamic focus of contemporary archaeological research. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach, studying archaeological evidence alongside classical literary sources, and examines the impact of new scientific analysis.

You'll discuss the nature of Celtic identity and the broader meaning of ethnicity in past societies. Scientific developments, for example in ancient DNA research, will inform our ideas and spark new debates.

You can tailor the course with options covering a huge range of topics, including landscape, society, animals, conservation, and scientific techniques such as isotope and ancient DNA analysis. The skills you develop in laboratory and fieldwork will be useful for careers or further research in archaeology and heritage.

This is the only UK masters specialising in European Iron Age archaeology. The University of York is establishing itself as a major centre for research on the period, and the Department of Archaeology is home to staff with specialist expertise in the field.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS - 6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components.
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,290 (F/T)
International students
£19,950 (F/T)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Services Administrator
Email
archaeology-pg@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1904 323963