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MA in Archaeology and Heritage


Course Description

Course Information

This degree will introduce you to the theoretical and practical issues underpinning landscape archaeology. You will examine critical approaches to heritage sites and landscapes, as well as studying landscape archaeology, the management of archaeological practices, and building construction and evolution.

We will introduce you to a range of analytical and survey skills and more sophisticated methods of data investigation that can be used in your studies of landscapes and buildings. During the course, you will be encouraged to apply those skills through analysis and interpretation of archaeological sites in your own locality.

The course will equip you with the skills of site evaluation and project management and you will gain an insight into planning and legislation constraints using case studies drawn from across the world.

This MA provides you with an excellent foundation for further academic research or if you are a professional seeking to develop your specialisms in archaeology and heritage, the course offers an opportunity to build on your your skills and knowledge. Graduates from this course have gone on to work for English Heritage, the National Park Survey, Parks Canada, and the US military state offices.

Distance learning offers you the opportunity to study flexibly, while still benefiting from full support of our department's expert academic staff. The course also gives you the option to defer studies if external demands require.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Start Dates

February, June or October each year.

Course Structure

Core Modules:
Landscape Archaeology
Managing Archaeological Practices
Archaeology of Standing Buildings
Critical Approaches to Archaeological Heritage

Plus your DISSERTATION of 15,000 words (MA only)

(Please note: The information included on this webpage is indicative of the course provision provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Visit the MA in Archaeology and Heritage page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally an upper second class (2.1) honours degree in Archaeology or a cognate subject with appropriate archaeological content, or its equivalent. Individual cases where the applicant has a minimum of five years’ professional experience in an appropriate field will be considered on their merits. Bridging modules are also offered for those graduates without a suitable first degree.

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