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 OutcomesUpon 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.
- 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.
- 11 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology History Ancient History View 200 other Masters in Ancient History in United Kingdom
- Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Good II.i Honours Degree.
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
- Reasons for applying (1500 characters)
- Sample of work (1)
International28893 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28893 GBP per year during 11 months.
National12525 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12525 GBP per year during 11 months.
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