Gain a unique perspective on landscape archaeology as you focus on human ecology and the interactions of people with their environments. You'll examine case studies from many different periods and areas around the world to understand different approaches to the study of landscape change. You'll also investigate the varying lifeways of humans through the ages, and how people have interacted with the natural world since early prehistory.
With guidance from leading researchers and experienced academics, you'll develop your understanding of the recognition, recording, interpretation and conservation of archaeological landscapes and build key practical skills in surveying, GIS, geoarchaeology and aerial photography.
Careers and skills
This Prehistoric Landscape Archaeology programme from University of York will build up your knowledge and understanding of research methods, as well as providing a thorough grounding in the fundamental concepts, techniques and current debates relevant to landscape archaeology. You'll be able to understand and critically assess information sources, gather and organise information and arguments to form independent and develop presentation skills through the delivery of seminar papers on a diverse range of topics.
All of these skills are applicable to wide range of careers in archaeology, landscape conservation and beyond, as well as further study, research and academia.
Previous graduates have gone on to work in:
- public archaeology services such as English Heritage, Historic Scotland and CADW
- international, national and local archaeological agencies
- private archaeology units
- national parks
- heritage and conservation organisations
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- Concepts of landscape
- Themes in the prehistoric landscape
- Analysis and Visualisation
- Ancient Biomolecules
- Landscape and Earthworks Survey
- Geophysical Survey
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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 Landscape Architecture View 121 other Masters in Landscape Architecture in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field. We also consider applicants who have a 2:2 degree and relevant work experience.
Other qualifications and experience
- Mature students or those with less conventional qualifications but with relevant experience in this field will be considered. 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: £4,220
- International/EU: £9,350
- UK: £2,813
- International/EU: £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.