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  MSc Zooarchaeology


University of York    Department of Archaeology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time Award winner
Biological Sciences (4) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) History & Archaeology (19)

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Embark on a fascinating journey into the past with our MSc Zooarchaeology programme, the only dedicated course of its kind in the UK. Delve into the crucial role that animals have played in shaping human societies and economies throughout history. Our comprehensive curriculum covers everything from macro to micro scale analysis of archaeological animal remains, giving you a global perspective. Choose from modules taught by renowned experts in traditional and biomolecular zooarchaeology, as well as evolutionary anatomy. Gain practical skills, analytical techniques, and interpretative frameworks, and complete a dissertation on your chosen topic. Join us and unlock the secrets of our ancient animal companions. Entry requirements include a 2:1 or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field, though we also consider applicants with a 2:2 and relevant work experience. Graduates in biological subjects will also be considered, as will mature students and those with unconventional qualifications but relevant experience. Don't forget to submit examples of written work with your application.

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Study animals from the past with the techniques of the future

5th in the UK QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023

20th in the world QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023

Join the UK's only dedicated course in the archaeological study of animals.

Any consideration of the human past is incomplete without examining the essential roles that animals have played in our economies and societies. On this course you will study archaeological animal remains on a macro and micro scale to investigate what they tell us about how humans and other species have co-existed over the millennia. 

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Entry Requirements

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

Graduates in a biological subject will also be considered, as will mature students or those with less conventional qualifications but with relevant experience.

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

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