Landscape Archaeology

Royal Agricultural University

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.


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




On Campus, Online

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

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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.

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