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Entry Requirements

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.


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £9,250

New international students: £18,650

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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.

Value of Scholarship(s)


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).

Application Procedure

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.

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