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Archaeology (by Research), M.A. (by Research)

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #82 (QS) ,
By taking the Archaeology (by Research) programme offered at University of Nottingham, individual study pathways will be created based on your interests and your chosen area of research specialism. 

About

The MA (by Research) in Archaeology provides you with the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of specific areas of archaeology by following a personalised, individual study pathway, in close collaboration with our staff. You will further your own intellectual development and enhance your independent research skills by completing a substantial archaeological research project.

It is ideal preparation for students wishing to undertake a PhD in Archaeology, and follows the research model (one year research training MA plus three years research) suggested by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It also provides a wide range of highly sought-after skills in research, critical thinking, data analysis, and communication which will provide the foundation for a future career in archaeology and heritage, as well as many other sectors.

This course offers you the flexibility to tailor the content to reflect your personal interests and research topic. Our teaching draws on the extensive and world-leading research expertise of staff within the Department of Classics and Archaeology.

Key facts

  • The department offers excellent facilities for teaching and research, including six newly refurbished research laboratories for bioarchaeology, archaeological materials, and imaging.
  • This course is taught within a thriving department that attracts academic and research staff from around the world, and which has a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. 
  • We have a good track recording in helping our postgraduate students secure competitive funding for their studies. 

Career

The MA by Research in Archaeology is ideal preparation for a research career in Archaeology, following the suggested model of one year research training MA plus 3-year PhD favoured by the AHRC.

Archaeology graduates pursue a wide variety of careers, ranging from law and business, to teaching and publishing. During your degree, alongside your academic knowledge, you will develop many transferable skills that are sought after by employers. 

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from  careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Britain and West Francia from the Carolingians to the Crusades, AD 600 - 1200
  • Prehistoric archaeology
  • Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Roman Archaeology
  • Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology
  • Underwater Archaeology
  • Archaeological Materials

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Home/EU students You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are limited and courses may become full.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

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