Through our Archaeology MPhil/ you will conduct original and advanced research into a specialist area of archaeology. This is a perfect programme to advance your academic career in archaeology; you will also develop employability skills including project management, report writing, problem-solving, independent working, and research.
Our Archaeology MPhil programme research degree, conducted as supervised independent study, assessed through a single written document that is supported with a viva voce examination.
Both degrees involve the production of new knowledge through original research and advanced scholarship, exploring a field of academic study in detail. This involves detailed understanding of the methods, techniques and approaches needed to produce such knowledge, and the wider context of the subject of study.
These programmes are based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and cover a wide range of specialisms. Research supervision is available in the following periods and regions:
-Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in north-west Europe
-Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Britain and north-west Europe
-Copper and Bronze Age in Italy and the Mediterranean
-Iron Age/Roman transition
-Roman Europe and Mediterranean
-Greek and Byzantine archaeology
-The Roman/medieval transition
Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology
-Early medieval Britain and Europe
-Medieval and post-medieval landscapes
-Church archaeology, historic buildings
-Post-medieval archaeology, colonialism, slavery
Thematic research is also strong at Newcastle and research supervision is available in the following areas of enquiry:
Bodies and Identity
-Personhood and identity
-The archaeology of the body and mortuary archaeology
-Art and identity
-Historic landscape characterisation
-Ancient technology and economy
-Artefact analysis and material culture studies