The MA in Archaeological Practice at Birkbeck, University of London meets the need for work-based professional training in archaeology and it will help you understand how contemporary archaeologists think, draw and write about archaeology. You can take advantage of the expertise of world-leading academics across the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.
We will introduce you to the major techniques, principal bodies of evidence, research themes and concepts of archaeology. The curriculum addresses the perceived divide between theory and practice in archaeological fieldwork and cultural resource management. It aims to produce a new kind of professional: one who is theoretically aware but also grounded in the craft of archaeology. In doing so, the course will also develop your capacity for interdisciplinary, innovative research, based on the critical, integrated study of landscape, architecture and material culture. Context, and an engagement with its material and historical conditions, is crucial to this training.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go into careers in developer-funded archaeology, heritage and conservation, or museums. Possible professions include archaeologist, researcher, or heritage manager. This degree may also be useful in becoming a historic buildings inspector/conservation officer, higher education lecturer, social researcher, or tourism officer.
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- Themes and Concepts in Archaeology
- Archaeological Architecture
- Athens: Material Culture Approaches to the Classical City
- Between Words and Walls: Housing in the Graeco-Roman World
- Field School: Buried Humanities
- Frameworks for Archaeology: Curatorial Archaeology in England
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesArchaeology History Ancient History View 112 other Masters in Ancient History in United Kingdom
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- Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively.
- You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.
- We offer a one-year Graduate Certificate in History, which can be used as a conversion course if you want to study at postgraduate level but have a degree in a significantly different discipline.
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International15200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.