Explore your interests in British, European and Mediterranean archaeology, tapping into our world-leading expertise.
Our MA Archaeology programme is designed to develop proficiency in fundamental archaeological skills and build your understanding of key periods of the human past.
Our optional modules provide the opportunity to deepen your understanding of British, European and Mediterranean archaeology. We give you the opportunity to work with archaeological artefacts to understand ancient technologies as part of our optional module range. Much more than this, you will build an understanding of the heritage profession, developing skills in the communication of heritage and its public benefit.
Studying in a supportive and nurturing environment, you join a community of researchers undertaking cutting-edge archaeological research where science, theory and practice converge to create a unique environment for exploring the past.
Building up research experience in our archaeological laboratories through opportunities to work closely with leading researchers on a range of projects, you will explore a topic of real interest to you in your own individual research project, supported by an experienced supervisor.
Ideal preparation for the next step at doctoral level, our well-established master’s degree will equip you to develop your career in professional archaeology.
Celebrating the centenary of Archaeology and Conservation in 2020, we’re ranked in the world top 150 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020) while our research ranked 12th among archaeology departments in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Please see the course page on our website for course structure.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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The application deadline is 1st August. If you submit an application after this date, we will only consider it if places are still available.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Archaeology History View 150 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
Please see the course page on our website for admissions criteria.
International19450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19450 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8450 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cardiff
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/masters-excellence-scholarships
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