The MA in Archaeology is an ideal postgraduate degree if you want to study the major developments in human societies from the origins of settled life to the florescence of the great civilisations.

We'll teach you a variety of practical archaeological techniques and cover in depth the prehistory of the Mediterranean region, the Near East and Northern Europe or Classical Archaeology.

This degree is great preparation for a research degree or, with the practical skills it covers, for a career in archaeology. The problem solving, analytical and team-working skills you'll gain are transferable to other types of employment.

Career prospects

Our Master's programmes are designed to equip students with a wide range of transferable skills, with an emphasis on the development of both research and practical analytical skills. They equip students for further study at Postgraduate level (MPhil/PhD) and meet the training requirements of the AHRC and NERC. Research students have not only continued their studies at postdoctoral level, but also embarked on specialised long-term careers in lecturing, museum work and the heritage industry. Our degrees are a good investment in your future. Whichever direction you choose after graduation, potential employers (both nationally and internationally) appreciate the breadth of view, analytical skills and intellectual rigour that you gain by studying civilizations and periods so different from our own.

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  • Ace MA and MSc Dissertation
  • Research Skills for Ace M-level Students
  • Designing and Communicating Research
  • Research Themes in the Neolithic of the Near East
  • Issues in Egyptian Settlement Archaeology
  • Economies and Exchange in the Ancient Near East
  • Roman Frontier Systems: From the Late Republic to the End of the Fourth Century Ad
  • Deciphering Symbols: Approaches to An Understanding of the Earliest Symbolic Behaviour
  • Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain
  • Themes in the Archaeology of Roman Britain
  • Researching Urban Communities in the Near East, 5000-500 B.c
  • Regionalism in Archaic Greek World
  • Pyrotechnology: Theory, Evidence and Experiment
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time