If you wish to pursue research in any period of Greek Archaeology, from Prehistoric to Hellenistic, and have a good grounding in the field of your proposed research project, this programme will give you essential training in method and practice in the Greek context.
Including a research methods taught module and two modules in appropriate subject areas, the programme aims to complement your existing knowledge and inform your chosen research topic.
The main component of this degree is the 20,000-word research dissertation on a topic of your choice. We recommend that you discuss your proposed research project with a potential supervisor before applying.
In addition, you will take 60 credits of taught modules.
Research Methods (20 credits)
Greek Archaeology - with special emphasis on the period/area of your dissertation topic (20 credits)
The Practice of Greek Archaeology - with a focus on Theory or Scientific and Environmental Methods as appropriate to your interests (20 credits)
Modern Greek for Archaeologists, from beginners level to enable you to use primary materials published in Greece in your future research (20 credits).
About the School of History and Culture
The programmes in the School of History and Cultures offer students enquiry based learning within a rich and diverse environment to stimulate debate and challenge conventional thinking.
The programmes derive from departments which are all excellently rated by the QAA both in teaching and research terms (Medieval History 5, Modern History 5 and African Studies 5*). Our staff publish widely, and we are developing and consolidating a strong, supportive research culture in the School.
We are extremely proud to announce in June 2016, that History at Birmingham was ranked the top research department in the country by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The national REF exercise assessed research publications and the public impact of research carried out in all universities in the UK between 2008-2014. Our department had an impressive 45% of its research judged to be ‘world-leading’.
Funding and Scholarships
There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham
. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding
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Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit
Virtual Open Days
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk