12 months
12000 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Landscape Archaeology programme from Royal Agricultural University will equip you with innovative skills and tools to respond to those pressures and offers an innovative, dynamic and research-informed programme that critically considers the idea of landscape and contemporary issues, challenges and developments in Landscape Archaeology.

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At the  Landscape Archaeology programme from Royal Agricultural University you will be provided with a robust philosophical, theoretical and ethical framework for exploring, recording and managing landscapes of archaeological and heritage significance. 

From this course you will gain a toolbox of skills ranging from landscape survey and recording to Remote Sensing, Geophysics and the Digital Landscape. You will also be introduced to key landscape shaping processes, particularly the integrated understanding and management of ‘natural’ and ‘cultural’ elements in the landscape.


Career prospects include:

  • Archaeological, Heritage & Environmental Consultancy
  • Governmental Heritage agencies such as Historic England, Historic Scotland & Cadw
  • Charitable Trusts such as the National Trust, English Heritage and the Canal & River Trust
  • Heritage interpretation consultancy
  • Heritage tourism
  • Countryside and landscape management
  • Teaching and education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Idea of Landscape: Fieldschool
  • Theories of Place – Landscape as Record, Artefact & Culture
  • Historic Environment Research: Design, Methodology & Management
  • Archaeological Landscape Investigation, Survey & Recording
  • Remote Sensing, Geophysics and the Digital Landscape
  • Geoarchaeology: Earth Surface Processes & Environmental Change
  • Dissertation or Professional Product       

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should usually possess a degree in subject areas related to heritage, archaeology, history, land management, planning or geography at Lower Second (2.2) or higher
  • If you have no formal qualifications it may be possible to join the programme based on extensive relevant work experience corresponding in level to an undergraduate honours degree. In all cases entry is subject to a satisfactory interview either in person or via Skype/Zoom or similar platforms

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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