• Birmingham City University Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Bristol Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Surrey Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Derby Online Learning Featured Masters Courses
  • Northumbria University Featured Masters Courses
De Montfort University Featured Masters Courses
Nottingham Trent University Featured Masters Courses
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
Coventry University Featured Masters Courses
Cardiff University Featured Masters Courses
  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    History & Archaeology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    See website for more information (click on "Finance")

  • Last Updated

    31 January 2018

Course content

If you choose to study our MA in Archaeology then you will be joining a vibrant, active Postgraduate community in a setting surrounded by sites of archaeological interest. We are lucky in the West Country to have prehistoric Dartmoor on our doorstep and Exeter itself is a city built on Roman foundations - the nearby Ipplepen dig is shedding further light on Romano-British history. The Anglo-Saxons too were active in our part of the world and we have excellent interdisciplinary ties with the History Department and Centre for Medieval Studies. In the past there have been opportunities for Exeter students to participate in fieldwork and outreach activities in as diverse locations as Argentina, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, South Dakota and Texas. In some cases, fieldwork may consist of archaeological work in a museum rather than excavation.

The MA Archaeology programme is flexible, so you can choose the modules that interest you – including those on Experimental Archaeology, Human Osteoarchaeology and Zooarchaeology. If you’re interested in going on to doctoral study then our MA will give you the right training and our academic staff will be happy to support you through the process of funding applications.

If you choose to join us, as an active member of our Postgraduate community, you will become part of a world leading research department among a great archaeological landscape.

Programme Structure

The programme is divided into units of study called 'modules' .

Compulsory modules

The compulsory modules can include;

  • Research Methods and Archaeological Theory;
  • Field Study;
  • Landscape Archaeology: Understanding the historic environment;
  • Material Culture
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

You can choose from a variety of modules on offer within our other Masters, some examples of these are;

  • Advanced Project;
  • Experimental Archaeology in Practice;
  • Advanced Human Osteology;
  • Zooarchaeology;
  • Funerary Osteoarchaeology
  • Musculo-skeletal Anatomy

The modules listed here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

Most of our teaching is done collaboratively in small groups because we feel this is the best way to help you develop. Your classes will be a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops where you will learn the methodology and practical skills you need. We have a range of specialist equipment and excellent facilities including laboratories, kiln room, and spaces for experimental archaeology.

Research areas

Our research at Exeter is world-leading and all our academic staff are actively engaged in both Britain and further afield. We are particularly unique for our expertise in the fields of Bioarchaeology and Experimental Archaeology. Our interests run from early prehistory through to the post-medieval period. Our geographic specialisations include the Americas, the British Isles, Europe, South Asia and North Africa.


Visit the MA Archaeology page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...


Enquire About This Course

Recipient: University of Exeter

* required field

Please correct the errors indicated below to send your enquiry


Your enquiry has been emailed successfully




Cookie Policy    X