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The MA Archaeology is a flexible degree that prepares you for a career in research, the commercial sector or heritage management.
Join a world-leading Department of Archaeology with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research as you take thematic and skills-based options that integrate social and scientific techniques for a deeper understanding of the past.
This course allows you to discover archaeology for the first time, or deepen your existing knowledge. You will gain an effective grounding in archaeological practice and research, with the opportunity to study a suite of modules from prehistory to the medieval period. Alternatively you can opt to follow a focused pathway in Medieval Europe, enabling you to concentrate your studies on our specialised research
A good second-class honours degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in archaeology, history, environmental studies or any related field.
The University of Reading is one of the UK’s top research-led universities. We are always pushing the boundaries of knowledge and tackling global challenges. Our talented, vibrant student community, passionate academics, excellent facilities, and welcoming atmosphere make Reading a fantastic place to live, study and work.
Highways England are funding two Master's Studentships in Archaeology, to be run by the University of Reading in conjunction with MOLA Headland Infrastructure.
The award-holders will spend the first 12 weeks of their programme (July-September 2021) on a placement with MOLA specialists and will then enrol on the University of Reading full-time MA Archaeology.
Each award focuses on a different topic:
1. An examination into the morphology of Iron Age and Romano-British livestock using selected faunal data found during excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.
2. Long-term and landscape approaches to craft, architecture and economics using the structural ironwork found during excavations for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.
Each award covers:
- Tuition fees for new UK/EU students (£7,735)
- £5,000 during 12-week placement
- £11,500 stipend over the duration of the master's course
The deadline for applications is 1 May 2021.
To be eligible for consideration for a Highways England Masters Studentship for the academic year 2021-2022 candidates must:
1. Not already be in receipt of a full tuition fee scholarship.
2. Not already be registered on a postgraduate programme.
3. Have applied for entry to the full-time MA Archaeology during the academic year 2021-2022, using the University's online postgraduate application form.
4. Have received a formal offer of admission (it is not necessary to have accepted the offer of admission at application stage).
To be considered for a Master's Studentship in Archaeology you first need to submit an application for the full-time MA Archaeology programme and receive an offer. You will then be eligible to apply for the Master's Studentship.