Historical Archaeology MA/PGDip/PGCert, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    4817.5 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4192.5 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #159 (WUR) Online
This innovative taught programme provides scope for students to engage in close analysis of processes of social and cultural change, especially in the early modern and modern worlds, from a material perspective.


It investigates contemporary theory and practice across the range of historical archaeology and engages with the range of sources (material, textual, representational and oral) available to scholars examining the archaeology of the last 500 years from a global perspective.

The course aims to develop students’ ability to conduct independent research, to build awareness of the potential of interdisciplinary research, to enhance the career prospects of students, whether in archaeology, related or other professions, especially by equipping them with transferable skills or to equip those who desire it to advance to research degrees with the skills required.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Leicester is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Leicester offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Doing Historical Archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Modern World
  • Dissertation (for students studying for the award of MA)
  • Historical Archaeology of England (study tour)
  • Archaeology of Standing Buildings
  • Critical Approaches to the Archaeological Heritage

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

Normally an upper second class (2.1) honours degree in Archaeology or a cognate subject with appropriate archaeological content, or its equivalent.

Individual cases where the applicant has a minimum of five years professional experience in an appropriate field, will be considered on their merits. Bridging modules are also offered for those graduates without a suitable first degree.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4817.5 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9635 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4192.5 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8385 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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