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Archaeology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

  • Memorial University’s Department of Archaeology includes archaeologists and bioarchaeologists whose interests span the ancient, precontact and historical records of the New and Old Worlds. The Department has particular strengths in the study of the North Atlantic region, and maintains active field research programs in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. We are interested in the analysis of biological and cultural materials, theory, archaeological science and the history of archaeology. Since awarding our first MA in Archaeology in 1973 our graduate program has steadily expanded. We introduced a doctoral program in 2001, and now have a thriving community of graduate students working on a range of historical, indigenous and bioarchaeological projects.
  • Archaeology at Memorial has an international reputation due to the strong research profiles of its faculty members and students and its vibrant teaching programs. Students have access to state of the art in-house laboratory facilities and collections, and to a wide range of equipment and expertise in other departments that is sustained by faculty cross-appointments and cooperative research programs. We provide students with the opportunity and support to develop strong field-, lab- and theory-based research projects of their own, and to join a community of scholars with an abiding curiosity about the material cultural and biological records of the human past.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Studies in Ethnohistory.
  • Paleoethnobotany.
  • Palaeo-Inuit Cultures of the Eastern Arctic.
  • Readings in Maritime Provinces Prehistory.
  • History of Science and Archaeology.
  • Theory and Method in Archaeology and Prehistory.
  • Special Topics in Archaeology and Prehistory.
  • Space, Place and Landscape.
  • Archaeology as Long-term History.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study or advanced diploma in sustainable aquaculture from Marine Institute (or equivalent)Application checklist:
  • Graduate Web Application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency (must be submitted by post mail).
  • Additional forms and documents may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1270 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Memorial University offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible full-time graduate students, both Canadian and international.

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