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  • 12 months
    Duration
The MRes Archaeology at The University of Winchester offers an intensive research-training programme with a high level of supervisorial contact. This programme is ideal if you have a clear idea of an archaeological research topic which you may wish to follow to PhD, and need to prepare for this by acquiring new research skills or honing existing ones.

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About

It is also appropriate if you are already working in the archaeology, heritage or environment sector and wish to enhance your research experience in preparation for career progression. 

The Archaeology course at The University of Winchester examines approaches and methodologies, theoretical underpinnings and practical applications in archaeological research, and some modules focus on the archaeology of a chosen period, theme or specialism. 

There’s a module that takes you through the process of producing a research paper to the expected academic standard. In your paper, you apply the research skills you’ve developed to produce a 20,000- to 25,000-word dissertation on your chosen topic, supervised by a member of staff with relevant research interests. 

MRes Archaeology is the ideal preparation for an MPhil or PhD or as a basis for a career in archaeology.

Careers

MRes Archaeology acts as a preparation for undertaking an MPhil or PhD or as a basis for an advanced career within archaeology or a related discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods in Archaeology
  • Formulating, Designing and Managing Archaeological Research Projects
  • Personal Research Methodology
  • The Celts 
  • The Archaeology of Space and Place
  • The Archaeology of Buildings 
  • Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of Western Eurasia 
  • Central Southern England in the Roman Period

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity

              You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

              Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
              Part-time
              • Average part-time duration 24 months
              • Intensity Flexible
            • Credits
              180 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus
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            English Language Requirements

            You need the following IELTS score:

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              6

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: Lower Second Class

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            • Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in archaeology or a related discipline. 
            • Applicants with professional experience and lacking a degree are encouraged to apply if they have worked in archaeology (e.g. for a commercial unit or curatorial body) or can demonstrate an active interest (e.g. by virtue of being a member of a national or regional archaeology society and having extensive volunteering experience on archaeological field projects/in museums etc.).

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              13296 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 13300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
            • EU/EEA

              6504 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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            • EU/EEA part-time: £3,250
            • International part-time: £6,650 

            Living costs for Winchester

            • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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