At Classical Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London you will explore classical culture within the broader context of the ancient Mediterranean world and you will learn how to use material culture to better understand ancient societies. The Master's degree will also give you the key archaeological skills you need to retrieve and evaluate material evidence. You will learn in a culture of active research, with teaching and supervision from world-leading academics working at the cutting-edge in their fields.
The course starts with an exploration of the broad themes of classical archaeology, including methodologies and interpretative approaches to the material past. While grounding you in the key theoretical approaches, the degree will also develop your practical skills, with an optional fieldwork module that covers major techniques and approaches to excavation. Another focus is on contemporary debates about the reception and interpretation of classical history and culture, particularly the meanings that have been attached to antiquities, which is a particular research strength in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go on to careers as archaeologists or in related fields such as in museums or galleries, building conservation or education.
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology History View 131 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
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International16380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
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- Part-time home students: £4515 pa
- Part-time international students: £8190 pa
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