M.Res. On Campus


University of Chester

12 months
13450 GBP/year
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The Archaeology programme at the University of Chester offers an excellent opportunity to conduct original archaeological research into a chosen topic and become proficient in advanced research skills and project management.


The Archaeology programme offered by the University of Chester also provides ideal preparation for MPhil/PhD research and valuable training for a career in the archaeology and heritage sectors.

Career Prospects

The course provides a thorough grounding in the current archaeological theory and method, and will lead to the completion of a 28,000-word Research Dissertation.

We offer supervision in a broad range of archaeological and heritage subjects and topics for Britain and neighbouring regions. Our areas of research expertise include: the history and theory of archaeology; Mesolithic archaeology; Iron Age and Roman Britain; Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age archaeology; geoarchaeology; mortuary archaeology; archaeologies of memory, materiality and material culture; art and aesthetics; stone sculpture; and literary heritage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Skills in Archaeology and Heritage
  • Research Dissertation
  • Investigating Past Landscapes and Environments
  • Landscapes and Memory
  • Electives

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology or any relevant discipline is required.
  • Applicants will be required to produce up to 300 words describing their research topic, and attend an interview. 
  • Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.

Tuition Fee

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    13450 GBP/year
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Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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