The MA Archaeology at Reading provides the opportunity for you to advance you knowledge in archaeology, gain research training in preparation for PhD study, and to advance your knowledge, dedication and capacity for independent learning in a competitive job market.
Through the MA Archaeology you will:
Develop and enhance your knowledge of archaeology through a selection of specialist modules that suit your chronological, geographical and thematic interests
Experience flexible degree that prepares you for a career in research, the commercial sector, heritage management or beyond
Become part of a world-leading Department with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research
Take thematic and skills-based options that integrate social and scientific techniques to answer big social questions
Benefit from dedicated laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities
What will you study?
Conmpulsory modules include:
Research Skills and Career Learning
Optional Modules include:
Theoretical Approaches in Archaeology
Issues and Debates in Bioarchaeology
Statistical Approaches: making sense of your Data
Our Closest Cousins? Archaeology of the Neanderthals
Interpreting Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain
Themes and Approaches in the Study of Mesopotamia
Climate Change and Human Societies
Material Cultures and Identities in the Roman Empire
The Archaeology of Money: Coins, Power and Society
Viking Interactions in the West
Colonisation and Cultural Transformation: the archaeology of crusading
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
What career can you have?
Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Up to one third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, graduates have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (Historic England, National Trust) and universities, including Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter and Newcastle. Archaeology is a multidisciplinary subject. You will learn invaluable skills and techniques that are transferable to many careers in any sector.
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