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Roman Frontier Studies - MA


Course Description

The Roman Frontier Studies MA inspires you to think about the human past from a variety of thematic and analytical perspectives. We make full use of the rich archaeological North East landscape with regular study trips and fieldwork. You also carry out field studies in Rome and the Lower Rhine.

Through period-based, practical and theoretical modules students will develop an understanding of the interpretive approaches that Roman archaeologists adopt and the methodologies and sources available during investigation.

You'll develop a range of advanced practical skills and be exposed to innovative research and encouraged to engage with new research agendas. Exposure to cutting-edge research skills in archaeology will prepare you to continue your academic career with a PhD in Roman Frontier Studies, or enter professions requiring high-level skills in literacy, research and project management.

Field trips

The North East has an outstanding Roman heritage. We take full advantage of this through regular study trips and fieldwork.

In addition to trips to local sites, you will go on field trips to Rome.

There are opportunities to take modules with a field trip to Athens.

The tuition of these trips is included in your course fees. You should also budget about £450 to cover your flights and accommodation in Rome, and the same for the (optional) Athens trip.

Vibrant study environment

You will join a vibrant archaeological community at Newcastle University and are encouraged to participate in our lively research culture in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

We have a full seminar programme of invited speakers run by our Research Groups, strands and Centres.

The School's Postgraduate Forum has its own seminar series, annual postgraduate conference and e-journal.

Work experience

There are many opportunities for you to gain archaeological experience outside your MA, and we actively encourage you to gain this experience while part of the archaeology community at Newcastle.

A wide range of archaeological projects are carried out by staff. Most MA students participate in archaeological field projects run by colleagues from Newcastle and our partners both in the UK and overseas.

You could also get experience during the year, for example volunteering on campus in the Great North Museum: Hancock for the Portable Antiquities Scheme or helping to run the Young Archaeologists Club for local school children at weekends with the Head of Archaeology as part of our educational outreach activities.

Visit the Roman Frontier Studies - MA page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: archaeology; classics; history; geography. You will also be considered if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.

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