You can complete your research project on any archaeological subject, as agreed with your supervisor. Our research expertise ranges across British and European prehistory, ancient Egypt, and Greek, Roman and early medieval archaeology, and themes relevant to all periods/regions such as wetland landscapes, funerary archaeology, ritual and religion, material culture, and GIS and digital environments.
Why study this course?
- The Archaeology programme from University of Birmingham provides a foundation for doctoral study, for developing research skills and capabilities applicable in all professional fields in Archaeology and Heritage, and for demonstrating expertise in chosen aspects of archaeological method and interpretation. Moreover, the course structure combines the advantages of training in technical and methodological areas, gaining in-depth knowledge of particular thematic, period-based and/or geographical fields of archaeological study, with the freedom to pursue your own research interests in a highly flexible and targeted manner.
- Birmingham's Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology graduates develop a broad range of transferable skills. These include familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; confident oral presentation; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.
- We have a vibrant and productive postgraduate community and students are encouraged to enter fully into the life of the Department and the University. We enable advanced research students to broaden their skills through appropriate training in teaching skills and, where possible, through offering the chance to gain experience in teaching.
- Archaeological Theory, Method and Interpretation
- Byzantine Archaeology and Material Culture
- Empire and Identity
- Funerary Archaeology
- GIS & Spatial Analysis
- Greek Archaeology
- Towns, Tombs and Temples: archaeology of ancient Egypt
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesArchaeology History Ancient History View 150 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:
- For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
- Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.
International19800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19800 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6540 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6540 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £3,270 part-time
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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