This innovative degree provides an in-depth analysis of the processes of social and cultural change, especially in the early modern and modern worlds, from a material perspective.
You will investigate the political and social contexts of archaeological research and the range of sources used by scholars over the past 500 years. The course will give you a global perspective on the processes of social and cultural change, drawing on the strength of our department, which has the largest concentration of later historical archaeologists in the UK.
During the course, you will be introduced to analytical and survey skills and more sophisticated methods of archaeological investigation, which you will be encouraged to use in your own studies. Our 'Historical Archaeology of England' module gives you the opportunity to take part in a one-week residential field school focusing on landscapes, buildings and material culture and the chance to meet tutors face-to-face.
The course will equip you with the ability to conduct independent research and increase your understanding of the potential of interdisciplinary study providing, an excellent grounding for continued research or to further your career progression.
Our Distance Learning course gives you the flexibility to fit studying around your existing commitments.
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2:1 degree in Archaeology (or Anthropology in North America).
We will consider your application if you 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 ‘bridging’ courses.
*Total tuition fee for MA starting June 2016
June 2016 : Postgraduate Diploma: Home/EU £5,585; International £6,415 Postgraduate Certificate: Home/EU £2,790; International: £3,210
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