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  MSc Archaeology


University of Oxford    School of Archaeology

Full time October MSc, MA 11 Months Award winner
Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) History & Archaeology (19)

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The MSc Archaeology programme at the University of Oxford offers an exciting opportunity for students to delve deeper into the world of archaeology. With a duration of 11 months, this taught master's degree allows you to specialize in a specific area such as Medieval Archaeology or Landscape Archaeology. The programme consists of four modules and a dissertation, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of archaeological principles, research skills, and practical applications. The flexible structure allows you to choose an option module from a wide range of subjects. Graduates can pursue further studies or find rewarding careers in education, museums, commercial archaeology, and the heritage industry.

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The MSc in Archaeology provides an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge from undergraduate studies and to specialise in a particular area of archaeology, while also offering an excellent foundation for those wishing to continue towards research at doctoral level. It also offers transferable skills which are beneficial to a range of professional roles.

During the 11-month taught master's degree you will specialise in a particular area of archaeology, and will follow one the subject streams listed below:

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Scholarships

All candidates offered a place on the MSc in Archaeology programme will be considered for one of our departmental bursaries. All Home/EU and Overseas status applicants are eligible.

Five bursaries typically of £7,000 each are available for the year 2020-21. To be eligible you need to apply to the MSc in Archaeology programme through the usual application system in the preceding November or January application round. There is no separate application form for the bursary.

If you are offered a place on the programme you will be automatically considered for shortlisting for one of the bursaries.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview in March 2020 (face-to-face or via Skype). Bursaries will be awarded to the strongest applicants who demonstrate
- motivation for and understanding of the proposed area of study,
- sound reasons for applying to the School of Archaeology, the MSc in Archaeology and your chosen stream, and
- evidence that your academic ability and focus are suited to the demands and nature of the degree.

Applicants will be notified if they have been successful by the start of April. At this point an acceptance of the bursary is expected within a couple of weeks.

Successful applicants are asked to inform the School of Archaeology of any other offers of financial support for the purpose of their studies at Oxford. Adjustments to the value of the bursary may be made to take account of these.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Usually of £7,000

Eligibility

All candidates offered a place on the MSc in Archaeology programme will be considered for one of our departmental bursaries. All Home/EU and Overseas status applicants are eligible.

Application Procedure

To be eligible you need to apply to the MSc in Archaeology programme through the usual application system in the preceding November or January application round. There is no separate application form for the bursary.


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