12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Roman Archaeology course at the University of York focuses on continent-wide debates about the nature of European and ethnic identities, which developed in the Roman period and which continue to have resonance hundreds of years later.

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This Roman Archaeology course at the University of York covers new fields of investigation, from new scientific methods to dynamic fields of enquiry that place discussions about gender, life cycle and contemporary heritage issues to the fore. You’ll acquire distinctive expertise in this field of archaeology.

The impact of York’s heritage, embedded as it is in the remains of a Roman city, and our links to archaeological resources means that we are ideally placed to support the study of the Roman period in many ways.

You can tailor your course to suit your interests. You can study European Roman archaeology incorporating funerary archaeology, and draw on our expertise in European Iron Age and early medieval archaeology.

Careers and skills

Roman Europe is a defining archaeological period. With your knowledge and laboratory and/or field-based skills you will be well placed for a career in the archaeological and heritage sectors.

Your skills in analysis, communication and problem solving will be valuable across a range of career opportunities.

Career opportunities

Our students go on to work in a wide array of careers in the heritage and curatorial sector, working for such organisations as:

  • Historic England
  • English Heritage
  • The National Trust
  • York Archaeological Trust
  • The Council for British Archaeology
  • Yorkshire Museums Trust
  • Portable Antiquities Scheme
  • British Museum

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Roman Europe 
  • Death, Burial and Commemoration in the Roman World 
  • The Ancient Celts: Archaeology and Identity in Iron Age Europe 
  • Life and Death in Iron Age Britain and Ireland 
  • Debates in Funerary Archaeology 
  • Digital Knowledge Production in Archaeology

Key information


  • 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.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Archaeology, Anthropology, Classics, Classical Studies, History, Art History
  • If you don’t have conventional qualifications, but do have appropriate, relevant experience, you are encouraged to apply. We carefully consider each application on its merits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    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.


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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