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Archaeology (Middle East) - MA


Course Description

You will take part in active learning through the guided study of themes and issues, and explore major episodes in the human past through case studies from all regions of the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Arabia, the Levant and Egypt. The course will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to important, real-world issues, including the transition from hunter-forager to farmer-herder, the development of urban, literate civilisations, and the rise and fall of some of the world's greatest empires.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Modules include:
-Issues and debates in medieval archaeology
-Medieval European landscapes
-Colonisation and cultural transformation: the archaeology of crusading
-Medieval research placement
-Introduction to human bioarchaeology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Up to one third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, graduates have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (Historic England, National Trust) and universities, including Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter and Newcastle.

Visit the Archaeology (Middle East) - MA page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First or good second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in archaeology, history, environmental studies or any related field. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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