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Mesolithic Archaeology

University of York

12 months
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Join the Mesolithic Archaeology programme at the University of York and explore key topics such as technology, consumption practices, death and burial, plants and animals, and settlement, drawing on the research carried out in a globally renowned centre for mesolithic studies.

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Overview

This Mesolithic Archaeology programme at the University of York provides an important overview of the European Mesolithic, exploring the ways in which the period has been interpreted from the 19th century up to the present day. You'll have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research on several Mesolithic excavation projects, including nearby Star Carr, site of the oldest house and oldest carpentry in Europe; Howick in Northumberland; and coastal shell middens in Europe. 

The lack of research in this area means that there is a huge amount waiting to be discovered, and you could find yourself becoming a leading specialist in the field and getting involved with pioneering projects and research. You'll even have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of experimental archaeology in our Mesolithic camp. You'll also learn about cutting-edge techniques, such as ancient DNA and stable isotope analysis and climate-change reconstruction. 

Careers and skills

Many course graduates go on to further specialist research at PhD level, many of which have been funded, and then pursue careers in academia. Others have gone into a range of careers, from teaching and digital archiving to commercial archaeology work and wilderness training. You'll also develop transferable skills that are applicable to a multitude of careers beyond archaeology and heritage.

Career opportunities

Some of the organisations our past students now work for include:

  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  • Council for British Archaeology
  • Yorkshire Museums Trust
  • Archaeological consultancies
  • Wikipedia

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mesolithic Lifeways 
  • Mesolithic Funerary Archaeology 
  • The Archaeology of Human Bones 
  • Hunting and Gathering Societies 
  • Ethnoarchaeology 
  • Artefacts from Excavation 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology, Biology or related fields. We also consider applicants who have a 2:2 degree and relevant work experience.
  • Mature students or those with less conventional qualifications but with relevant work experience will also be considered. If you are uncertain whether your qualifications or experience are appropriate, please contact the Course Director for more information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees (2 years)

  • Home: £4,220
  • EU and International: £9,350

Part-time fees (3 years)

  • Home: £2,813
  • EU and International: £6,233

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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