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|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
The MA in Archaeology introduces you to the archaeology of selected periods and regions, through a distinctive and unique programme that relates this to wider spheres of evidence and understanding in archaeology. It provides you with a robust grounding in theories, methods and approaches within contemporary archaeology (covering, for instance, phenomenology and materiality) through a core taught module. You can then specialise in selected periods and regions through a range of taught and directed study modules.
The programme aims to engage you directly with first-hand archaeological evidence, exploring areas such as the relationship of sites to their wider landscape and cultural setting, processes of continuity and change within the archaeological record, and the interpretation of material culture. The teaching is geared towards students' interest and career needs where possible.
The MA in the Archaeology of the Transmanche is similar to the above programme, but has a regional focus on the rich archaeological record of southeast England and the near continent, especially through the first millennia BC and AD. There are many similarities between the two regions: in Iron Age coins, burial patterns, conquest and absorption by Rome, and the great `Saxon shore' forts. Equally, there are profound differences. Much of the archaeology is newly discovered; the remains are widespread and offer great potential for study.
Both programmes include day and longer visits to view sites and material, to undertake practical work, and to attend seminars and lectures at partner institutions such as the other universities in the Transmanche partnership, the Flemish Heritage Institute, University of Ghent and the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives.
Core module: CL805: Contemporary Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Substantive Issues (30 credits)
Options (two modules from the following):
(please note not all options run in every year)
* CL806: Transmanche Archaeologies: themes in the Archaeology of the Transmanche Region through time (30 credits)
* CL807: Settlement and Society during the Iron Age and Roman period (30 credits)
* CL816: Late Antique Archaeology (30 credits)
* CL821: Ancient Greek Sciences: Astronomy and Medicine (30 credits)
* CL824: Artefacts in Archaeology (30 credits)
* CL800: Hellenistic Art and Architecture (30 credits)
* or Early Medieval Archaeology with the History Department
Two guided study modules:
* CL808: Critical Review topic of a subject area/class of evidence and its interpretation through recent time (15 credits)
* CL809: Practical Assignment or Supervised Essay, potentially related to fieldwork, survey or materials study (15 credits)
* Dissertation of 12,000 - 15,000 words (60 credits)
The programme is assessed by coursework for each of the modules and by the Dissertation. Typically the 30 credit modules are assessed via 2 essays and a presentation.
A first or second class honours degree in Classics, Latin, Greek, Ancient History, Archaeology (or equivalent).
English language requirements
* 6.5 incl
* 6.0 reading
* 6.0 writing
* 5.5 listening
* 5.5 speaking
* 90 incl
* 22 reading
* 21 writing
* 21 listening
* 23 speaking
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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