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Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology

University of York

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
18240 GBP/year
8040 GBP/year
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About

Interweaving practical and theoretical approaches to material culture, this Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology course from University of York explores ethnoarchaeological and experimental archaeological approaches to objects, alongside functional analyses of a broad range of artefact types.

Overview

Material culture tells the story of people and their things: allowing us insights into the significance that objects held for people in the past.

You will discover the theories underpinning our understanding of the material world while developing invaluable practical skills such as designing and executing your own experimental archaeology project, the analysis of microscopic wear and residue traces, working with objects from excavations and museum collections or making a short documentary film for the heritage sector.

Whatever your period of interest is, this course will equip you with the skills and experience you need to begin a career in cultural heritage, academia, or commercial archaeology.

Careers and skills

This Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology course from University of York will equip you for a number of careers in a diverse range of sectors, including the heritage sector, commercial archaeology, film, television and journalism. It will also give you a solid foundation for further study and research within academia.

Career opportunities

  • Artefact analysis specialist
  • Museum education/outreach
  • Museum collections
  • Commercial archaeologist
  • Researcher
  • Heritage film-maker
  • Cultural heritage journalist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnoarchaeology 
  • Experimental Archaeology in Context 
  • Experimental Archaeology Design and Practice 
  • Material Culture Theory in Practice 
  • Medieval Settlement and Communities
  • The Viking Age: People Places and Things
  • Virtual Reality and 3D Modelling for Archaeology 

Key information

Duration

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

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.
87
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

  • 2:1 or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18240 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

  • UK/EU: £4,020
  • International: £9,120
Part-time (3 years)
  • UK/EU: £2,680
  • International: £6,080

Funding

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Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology
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