MA Archaeology

University of Bradford, Faculty of Life Sciences

Program Description

MA Archaeology

University of Bradford, Faculty of Life Sciences

MA / PG Diploma in Archaeology

The MA in Archaeology enables students to study a variety of archaeological periods and cultures, whilst ensuring that the research skills and theoretical awareness necessary for the completion of a substantial piece of research work are developed.

The course can be used either as vocational training or as a foundation from which to commence further research.

The course will:

  • Enable graduates in archaeology and related subjects to studying depth periods, themes and methods in the archaeology of the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia within a framework of advanced archaeological theory
  • Provide a flexible programme of study that reflects areas of staff expertise, building on their extensive research programmes.
  • Encourage development of independent learning skills, by providing a supportive, structured environment
  • Develop high-level subject knowledge and understanding and provide training in discipline skills to enable graduates to pursue further research or careers in archaeology
  • Develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills and personal transferable skills to prepare students for careers in non-cognate fields

Course Syllabus

  • Advanced Theoretical Archaeology
  • The Vikings in the North Atlantic
  • From Stone to Bronze: Britain and Ireland 3000-1000BC
  • Research Skills
  • Hunter-Gatherers
  • Celtic Europe
  • Funerary Archaeology
  • Dissertation

Special Features

  1. The course offers a breadth of cultural content covering Old World Archaeology
  2. The content is particularly attractive to students from North American institutions
  3. First destination figures for Postgraduate Taught Courses in Archaeological Sciences indicate that about 85% of graduates achieve work or further studies in the discipline or cognate areas
  4. A part-time route is feasible, accumulating module credits over a period of study. Individual modules are available to candidates wishing to enhance their specialist knowledge in a particular area

Entry Requirements

  • 2:1 in Archaeology or another relevant or related discipline
  • Other relevant qualifications will be considered
  • For North American students a GPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is required, or an equivalent
  • IELTS at 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the subtests.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
1 - 5 
Part time
Full time
5,400 GBP
International student fees are £14,580
United Kingdom - Bradford, England
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