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Material Culture and Artefact Studies

University of Glasgow

Master On Campus
12 months
Duration
18370 GBP/year
8850 GBP/year
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About

The Material Culture and Artefact Studies programme from University of Glasgow combines the archaeological recovery and specialist examination of an object with its presentation, management and understanding within a cultural context.

Overview

Why study the Material Culture and Artefact Studies programme from University of Glasgow?

This MSc in Material Culture & Artefact Studies will prepare you to participate at both a practical and theoretical level within the field of specialist artefactual analysis.You will be able to undertake a work placement to gain valuable work experience in a museum, archaeological unit or other cultural institution.

You will benefit from the involvement of staff from Glasgow Museums, National Museums Scotland and other institutions within Scotland, and will have the opportunity to work with collections from local museums, including the University’s own Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.

Career

The two strands to the degree enable you to prepare for further doctoral research whilst also providing opportunities for valuable vocational experience in a commercial environment.

The wealth of experience and knowledge provided by the interdisciplinary nature and focus of the degree and the networks and relationships developed during their time here, has stood past graduates in good stead upon graduation. They have found full-time positions with Historic Scotland, Headland Archaeology Ltd, Guard Archaeology Ltd.  While others are working with various heritage organisations and some are continuing with their postgraduate studies.

Several of our international graduates have found employment working at the Smithsonian, Washington D.C and at the Pink Palace Museum, Memphis Tennessee. Others continue to work in the Cultural Resource Management sector. Several students have gone on to further doctoral research at Glasgow University and beyond, on prehistoric stone tools, Shetland lace knitting, Bronze Age ceramics and medieval settlement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Material Culture In Context
  • The Process Of Artefact Studies
  • Lithic Analysis
  • Independent Study Project
  • Critical Themes In The Display And Reception Of Objects
  • Early Medieval Artefacts
  • Viking And Late Norse Artefacts (Ad 750-1350)

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this postgraduate taught programme is a 2.1 Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification in Archaeology or another relevant subject (for example Anthropology, Geography, Geology, History or Environmental Science); or suitable practical experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Home and EU: Part-time fee: £983 per 20 credits

PgDip

Home and EU

  • Full-time fee: £5900
  • Part-time fee: £983 per 20 credits

International

  • Full-time fee: £12247

Funding

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Material Culture and Artefact Studies
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University of Glasgow

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