Archaeological Science, M.Phil. | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, United Kingdom
10 months
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31860 GBP/year
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About

This MPhil in Archaeological Science at the University of Cambridge aims to introduce students to the main theories and research approaches in archaeological science, particularly within the fields of archaeological materials science, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, genetics and isotopic and biomolecular archaeology.

Overview

The aims include:

  • To provide a wide-ranging and challenging introduction to the theoretical issues involved in archaeological science.
  • To provide an in-depth understanding of approaches to scientific analysis and interpretation in the context of archaeological research.
  • To foster the ability to develop original research questions and to explore them effectively using scientific methods.
  • To provide training relevant to a professional and/or research career in archaeological science.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this MPhil in Archaeological Science at the University of Cambridge, students should have:
  • Gained a detailed understanding of current theoretical and practical perspectives in archaeological science.
  • Developed their critical faculties in a discussion, debate, and evaluation of alternative interpretations and perspectives on scientific data.
  •  Developed transferable skills such as writing, presentation, data analysis and laboratory protocols
  • Carried through a substantial programme of independent research embodied in a dissertation on a topic that demonstrates theoretical understanding and practical competence in science-based archaeological analysis and interpretation.

Programme Structure

  • All MPhil students in the Department of Archaeology take a Research Skills module that is taught in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms.
  • Students are required to take two one-term core modules, on Principles and Practice of Archaeological Science.
  • Students must also select two one-term option modules on archaeological science specialisations, typically including one in Michaelmas and one in Lent Term.
  • In addition, students select either a one-year-long module or two one-term modules from those listed in the Department of Archaeology.
  • All MPhil students are required to submit a dissertation, the topic of which is agreed with a supervisor at the start of Lent Term, with data collection carried out during Lent and Easter Term, and write-up during the summer.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Good II.i Honours Degree.
  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)
  • Sample of work (1)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31860 GBP per year during 10 months.
  • National

    13554 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13554 GBP per year during 10 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 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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