Archaeology and Heritage MA/PGDip/PGCert, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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  • English (take IELTS)
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To provide instruction in a range of skills needed in the analysis of archaeological data, and the opportunity to use them in analysis and interpretation. It introduces the theoretical issues underpinning landscape studies and the archaeology of standing buildings, and introduces a range of techniques that can be used in the study of landscapes and buildings. It equips you with the skills of site evaluation and project management, and gives you the opportunity to interpret and present the archaeological heritage.
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This degree will introduce you to the theoretical and practical issues underpinning landscape archaeology. You will examine critical approaches to heritage sites and landscapes, as well as studying landscape archaeology, the management of archaeological practices, and building construction and evolution.

We will introduce you to a range of analytical and survey skills and more sophisticated methods of data investigation that can be used in your studies of landscapes and buildings. During the course, you will be encouraged to apply those skills through analysis and interpretation of archaeological sites in your own locality.

The course will equip you with the skills of site evaluation and project management and you will gain an insight into planning and legislation constraints using case studies drawn from across the world.

This MA provides you with an excellent foundation for further academic research or if you are a professional seeking to develop your specialisms in archaeology and heritage, the course offers an opportunity to build on your your skills and knowledge. Graduates from this course have gone on to work for English Heritage, the National Park Survey, Parks Canada, and the US military state offices.

Distance learning offers you the opportunity to study flexibly, while still benefiting from full support of our department's expert academic staff. The course also gives you the option to defer studies if external demands require.

Programme Structure

Course modules

  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Management of Archaeological Practices
  • Archaeology of Standing Buildings
  • Critical Approaches to the Archaeological Heritage
  • Dissertation

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
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Normally a 2:1 degree in Archaeology (or Anthropology in North America).

We will consider your application if your do not have a degree but do have extensive professional archaeological experience.

If you have a 2:1 degree in a different subject area, we may make you a conditional offer on the basis of you first taking some of our undergraduate modules as a ‘bridging’ course.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 9635 International
  • GBP 8385 EU/EEA

*total tuition fee

Postgraduate Diploma (Home/EU: £5,585; International: £6,415) Postgraduate Certificate (Home/EU: £2,790; International: £3,210)


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