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Archaeology

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
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25300 GBP/year
9700 GBP/year
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About

The MSc by Research in Archaeology at The University of Edinburgh is aimed at students who have a specific topic of interest into which they wish to conduct their own research.

Overview

Postgraduate students in the Archaeology programme at The University of Edinburgh have access to:

  • A dedicated study and computing lab with printing, copying and scanning facilities, overlooking the Meadows, one of the city’s best-loved green spaces
  • Two research rooms, shared with undergraduates, housing some of our impressive book collections and a small selection of computing facilities
  • A large common room overlooking the Meadows, shared by graduate students and staff
  • A number of small-scale teaching rooms, well-equipped with facilities such as data projection and smart boards
  • Exhibition areas, filled with artefacts and artwork from our collections

Career opportunities

Archaeology graduates can follow a variety of career options. The programme equips you to go on to advanced study, and also provides a solid foundation for a career. You will gain practical as well as academic experience, team-working and analytical skills, and will be able to work in a variety of contexts.

Examples of career paths available to archaeology graduates (although some may require additional training) include:

  • higher education
  • heritage management and agencies
  • commercial archaeology
  • teaching
  • tourism industry
  • broadcasting

An archaeology degree does not restrict you to a career in archaeology.

Programme Structure

We welcome applications from anyone keen to work in fields that overlap with or complement our academic staff interests. These include:

  • human osteoarchaeology
  • isotopes and science-based methods of investigation
  • early civilisations and urban societies in the Mediterranean and Europe
  • Egyptology
  • Roman archaeology
  • the Byzantine world and late antiquity
  • hunter-gatherers and the spread of farming in Europe
  • megalithic monuments
  • later European prehistory
  • the archaeology of Scotland

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in a subject related to your programme.
  • Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees: 

  • Home - £4,850
  • International/EU - £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

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