Train in the systematic research, recording, analysis and interpretation of historic buildings.
Through a combination of academic studies, practical training and research projects, you will learn the specialised skills required for the historical research, visual analysis and archaeological recording and interpretation of buildings. You'll gain a foundational knowledge of the history of architecture in the UK, from c.1000 to the present day.
The course will allow you to explore current intellectual and professional research priorities in the archaeology of buildings and introduce you to conservation legislation, policy and practice. You'll leave with excellent research and communication skills relating to the research, analysis and interpretation of historic buildings.
Specifically, you will gain valuable experience in archive research, photogrammetry and other 3D recording methods, CAD drawing, and computer modelling of historic buildings.
Careers and skills
You will gain practical skills and research training that provide excellent preparation for a range of careers. Graduates from the Archaeology of Buildings course from University of York are now well-established across the heritage sector, in leading architectural practices, archaeological units, heritage organisations and charities, both nationally and internationally. You'll also develop transferable skills that are applicable to a multitude of careers beyond archaeology and heritage.
Previous graduates have gone into roles in a variety of organisations such as:
- Field Archaeology Specialists (FAS Heritage)
- Oxford Archaeology
- URS Corporation
- Purcell Architects
- AOC Archaeology Group
- Pre-Construct Archaeology
- Headland Archaeology
- Arc Heritage
- York Archaeological trust
- English Heritage
- National Trust
- Historic Scotland
- Historic Royal Palaces
- West Yorkshire Archaeology Service
- MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)
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- Analysing Historic Buildings
- Interpreting Historic Buildings
- Analysis and Visualisation
- Domestic Historic Interiors
- Debates in Museum Theory and Practice
- Conservation Solutions
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesArchaeology History View 151 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in Archaeology, History of Art, Architectural History or a related field. We also consider applicants who have a 2:2 degree and relevant work experience.
Other qualifications and experience
- The course is suitable for students and mid-career professionals seeking to develop or enhance an academic or professional specialism in buildings archaeology. To find out if your professional experience or qualifications are appropriate, please contact the Course Director.
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK/EU: £4,220
- International: £9,350
- UK/EU: £2,813
- International: £6,233
Living costs for York
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.