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MA Archaeology of Death and Memory

University of Chester History and Archaeology

Full time & Part time October MA 1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time

About the course

How and why have the dead been treated and commemorated so differently from prehistory to the present day?

Course overview

Our MA in Archaeology of Death and Memory explores the complex history of death and memory from the hunter-gatherer societies of the Palaeolithic to recent times.

Why study this course with us?

Our course is an exciting, cross-period postgraduate course of global application. It will allow you to examine and gain advanced expertise in the study of death, burial and commemoration in the human past, shedding light on debates and concerns of our present day.


You will begin the first term by studying two 20-credit modules that explore research skills for postgraduate study and key themes and debates in mortuary archaeology. You will be able to explore themes such

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology or any relevant discipline is required.

Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.

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