The Archaeological Science course at the University of Oxford is designed to give a broad but detailed grounding in the theory as well as practical experience in the major applications of science in archaeology.
It is intended for archaeologists or scientists who wish to go on to undertake research in archaeological science, or archaeologists who intend to pursue a career in the management of archaeological projects or become policy makers in this area and would like to have a sound understanding of the potential of science to elucidate archaeological problems. The MSc also acts as preliminary training for doctoral research.
SupervisionFor this course, the allocation of graduate supervision is the responsibility of the School of Archaeology and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the School of Archaeology.
Graduate destinationsMany graduates from the MSc in Archaeological Science continue continue to further degree programmes in Archaeology, especially at Oxford, or to careers in archaeological project management or more generally in commercial archaeology, industry and heritage management.
- Teaching is through a combination of lectures, classes and laboratory sessions requiring regular written work, and is supplemented by a range of graduate seminars.
- The course benefits from the small size of the cohort (usually about eight), allowing many opportunities for student contribution.
- Class presentations are also required, providing valuable experience and the opportunity for feedback from your peers.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology Ancient History View 150 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement:
- A maximum of 500 words
- Written work:
- Either one essay of between 4,000 and 5,000 words or two essays of a maximum of 2,500 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally academic
International26940 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26940 GBP per year during 12 months.
National15970 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15970 GBP per year during 12 months.
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