12 months
20000 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


During the Archaeology programme at The University of Exeter, you will have exposure to core methods and issues in contemporary archaeology. Of course doctoral study is not the only option available to you, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market.

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  • Flexibility to choose subjects around your own interests through a range of options
  • You will achieve a respected standalone qualification or training for a PhD degree in line with UK Research Council requirements
  • Our location is surrounded by sites of archaeological interest and you may also have opportunities for international fieldwork


Many of our MA students go on to study at PhD level, and the MA in Archaeology at The University of Exeter serves as excellent preparation. Your tutors and the Archaeology academic staff will help you put together applications for funding and develop a research proposal if you should choose to take this path.

Recent careers

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work directly in Archaeology or the wider Heritage Sector, with careers such as:

  • Archaeological Assistant
  • Experimental Archaeologist
  • Field Archaeologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Time Team Archaeologist/Community Archaeologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design in Archaeology
  • Themes in Archaeological Theory and Practice
  • Field Study
  • Landscape Archaeology: Understanding the Historic Environment
  • Material Culture
  • Professional Skills in Archaeology
  • Advanced Project
  • Discovering the Past with Molecular Science

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Honours degree in Archaeology or a related subject.
  • Pearson: 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK fees per year:

  • £9,500 full-time; £4,750 part-time
International fees per year:
  • £20,000 full-time; £10,000 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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