Taught course

Mesolithic Studies

Institution
University of York · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second or first) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology, anthropology, geography, environmental studies or related fields, or in the case of mature students who might not have conventional qualifications appropriate relevant experience. 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

September

Course content

This programme is also available to study at Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate level.

This course is suitable for graduates of archaeology, anthropology, biology or related fields, as well as for people with relevant experience or enthusiasm for the subject.

The MA in Mesolithic Studies provides an important review of the European Mesolithic, exploring the ways in which the period has been interpreted from the 19th century, up to the present day. It also explores key topics such as technology, consumption practices, death and burial, plants and animals, and settlement, drawing on the research carried out in the department.

Students have the opportunity to get involved in one of several Mesolithic excavation projects, including nearby Star Carr, site of the oldest house and oldest carpentry in Europe, Howick in Northumberland, and coastal shell middens in Europe, all of which have featured on TV and in the media.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
archaeology@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 323963