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.
- Artefact analysis specialist
- Museum education/outreach
- Museum collections
- Commercial archaeologist
- Heritage film-maker
- Cultural heritage journalist
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- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesArchaeology View 140 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
- 2:1 or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field
International18240 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18240 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8040 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK/EU: £4,020
- International: £9,120
- UK/EU: £2,680
- International: £6,080
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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