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About Archaeological Science
Masters degrees in Archaeological Science equip postgraduates with the skills to undertake scientific analysis of material remains from the past.
Related subjects and postgraduate specialisms include Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology and Forensic Archaeology along with branches of Cultural Anthropology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Archaeology or Biology.
Courses in Archaeometry advance your skills in applying physical, chemical and biological techniques to aid scientific, archaeological and geoarchaeological investigations of historic objects and land areas.
This might include for example the processes for determining the age of human remains, or to decipher the structure of a fallen monument.
Practical training includes laboratory analysis, such as carbon dating, DNA sampling, and molecular techniques such as isotopic analysis. It also covers techniques in environmental surveying, such as GIS (geographical information systems), residue analysis and sensors.
A range of specialisations are available, with paleobiology, paleobotany and paleopathology being particularly popular. These disciplines examine issues such as biological evolution, and the relationship between animals and plants, and humans and food.
Careers may include laboratory research for institutions such as universities, government departments or agencies, as well as roles in conservation and public policy.
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The MSc Archaeological Science will provide you with a solid grounding in the theory and application of scientific principles and techniques within archaeology.
The MSc by Research Archaeological Science programme is an exciting opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of specific areas of archaeological science by following a personalised, individual study pathway, in close collaboration with our staff.
Often a stepping stone toward PhD studies, this course allows students considerable freedom in designing an independent course of study under the direction of a supervisor.
UCL is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in the archaeology and cultural heritage of Egypt and the Middle East. The programme is ideally suited to students seeking to combine advanced study of these regions with new technical and interpretative skills, and offers an ideal grounding for doctoral research.
This MSc programme concentrates on science-based archaeology and is ideal for people who want to become post-excavation or artefact specialists in the museum or commercial sectors.
The Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) program provides students with training in the skills, methods, and theoretical backgrounds necessary for work as professional archaeologists within the cultural resource management industry in Alberta and elsewhere. Graduates of this major will also be prepared to run their own companies and projects. .
The MA in Archaeology is an ideal postgraduate degree if you want to study the major developments in human societies from the origins of settled life to the florescence of the great civilisations.
The MSc in Palaeoanthropology provides an up-to-date foundation in the study of human evolution for people interested in human origins.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers.