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Funerary Archaeology - MSc


University of York Department of Archaeology

Full time & Part time September MSc, MA 1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time

About the course

Past societies responded to and treated their dead in a range of diverse ways, providing archaeologists with crucial insights into their workings. 

Funerary archaeology combines analysis of human remains with their archaeological context to take a truly interdisciplinary approach to studying both life and death in the past. 

Our course will enable you to use the latest techniques and equipment to build key, practical knowledge and explore the varied archaeological and methodological approaches to funerary archaeology. You'll have the chance to develop your skills in a range of different methods and techniques, but all centred on learning how to investigate death and burial in the past.

The flexible nature of the course enables you to pursue your own particular period or

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Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field.


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