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Masters degrees in Archaeology focus on uncovering, interpreting and preserving material human history. You could learn how to discover new sites and artefacts, or pursue new insights into famous objects and their stories. This subject often overlaps with areas of the Humanities such as History and Classics. However, some programs draw on advanced scientific techniques for excavating and identifying artefacts.
Popular postgraduate specialisms and related subjects include Cultural Archaeology, Archaeology of Buildings and Field Archaeology, as well as the Archaeology of specific regions, such Egypt or the Mediterranean.
Unsurprisingly, the specialist skills you acquire with an Archaeology Masters will equip you well for associated professional roles. These are more diverse than you might assume. For every archaeologist excavating materials on site there are several more planning excavations or analysing finds in museums or laboratories around the world.
Other job opportunities for postgraduate archaeologists can be found in associated areas such as museums and heritage industries. Don't forget that you'll also develop strong transferable skills in project management, critical thinking and analysis. All of these are valuable in a wide range of career paths.
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The. MSc in Archaeology. provides an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge from undergraduate studies and to specialise in a particular area of archaeology, while also offering an excellent foundation for those wishing to continue towards research at doctoral level. Read more
The Archaeology MA inspires you to think about the human past from a variety of thematic and analytical perspectives. Newcastle is surrounded by world-class prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post-medieval heritage. Read more
This programme lets you explore the richness of European archaeology, a region that presents innumerable opportunities for archaeological research, through examination of a wide range of periods, geographical areas and themes. Read more
Our collaborative programme, led by our department of Archaeology and department of Classics and Ancient History gives you advanced grounding in the main themes and methods in Roman Archaeology and is ideal preparation for a PhD on the subject. Read more
*Subject to validation. This MSc in Historical Archaeology explores the period from c.1500 to 2000 and offers an exciting research-informed programme that critically considers contemporary issues, challenges and developments. Read more
Forensic archaeology is the application of archaeological skills to the location and recovery of human remains and forensic evidence. Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for the medico-legal purpose of establishing identity. . Read more
The MPhil in Archaeology allows students to gain a critical appreciation of archaeology, the human past, and its place in the modern world, as well as training in research and analytical skills and expertise in a chosen, specialist area. Read more
The Higher Diploma (HDip) in Archaeology is a one year (full time) or two year (part time) 60-ECTS credit degree programme. It is designed for people who do not have a previous qualification in archaeology but who wish to consider a postgraduate degree in the subject. Read more
At Cardiff University we offer a number of conversion courses that allow you to study a subject unrelated to your undergraduate degree or career, to support you with a change of career path.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past.
As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.
Since 1451 the University of Glasgow have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research.