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Archaeological Practice

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
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About

This MA in Archaeological Practice at Birkbeck, University of London offers hands-on postgraduate training that is grounded in the latest theories and techniques.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Themes and Concepts in Archaeology
  • Athens: Material Culture Approaches to the Classical City
  • Field School: Buried Humanities
  • Frameworks for Archaeology: Curatorial Archaeology in England
  • Imagined Landscapes of the Middle Ages

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) in a humanities subject and references.
  • 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.
  • The application form 
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time home students: £4515 pa
  • Part-time international students: £8190 pa

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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