Archaeology (Higher Archaeological Practice) MSc

University of Southampton    Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

This vocational master’s degree will prepare you for a career in commercial archaeology. Through hands-on experience you’ll gain the skills to plan and run archaeological projects, from survey and excavation to analysis and reporting. You’ll apply your learning by spending 4 weeks on professional placement.

Your specialist archaeological practice learning will cover: processes and workflows of the heritage industry and commercial archaeology; professional report writing; statutory and local government systems for recording and protecting cultural heritage; presentations and exhibitions; how to design and manage archaeological projects.

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need the minimum of a 2:1 degree in archaeology, anthropology, geography, biology, history or a related subject.

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A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations.

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