This Archaeology programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh offers a range of courses and allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and take advantage of the experience of our staff, and those in related programmes in history, classics and geography. You will develop an in-depth understanding of archaeology and its links with the historical, social and natural sciences, as well as the practice of archaeology within and outside an academic setting, incorporating skills and training.
The programme prepares you for a professional role in archaeology or further study at doctoral level. We have excellent facilities: dedicated study space, archaeological and computing laboratories, and teaching and reference collections. Edinburgh is ideal for archaeological study and research, allowing you to benefit from the presence of national and local institutions and heritage agencies, such as the excellent archaeological collections of the National Museum, the archival and bibliographic resources of Historic Environment Scotland, and the expertise and practical advice of staff in several commercial archaeology companies.
Archaeology graduates can follow a variety of career options. The programme equips you to go on to advanced study, and also provides a solid foundation for a career. You will gain practical as well as academic experience, teamworking and analytical skills, and will be able to work in a variety of contexts.
Examples of career paths available to archaeology graduates (although some may require additional training) include: higher education, heritage management and agencies, commercial archaeology, teaching, tourism industry, broadcasting and the police. An archaeology degree does not restrict you to a career in archaeology.
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- Research Sources and Strategies in Archaeology
- Theoretical Archaeology
- Archaeological Illustration
- Bronze Age Civilisations of the Near East and Greece
- Byzantine Archaeology: The archaeology of the Byzantine empire and its neighbours AD 500-850.
- Principles of GIS for Archaeologists
- Space, Place and Time: the archaeology of built environments
- Archaeology of the Roman Economy
- Etruscan Italy, 1000 - 300 BC
- From Foraging to Farming: the Beginnings of Agriculture in the Mediterranean and Europe
- Gallia from the Third Century BC to Augustus
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArchaeology History Ancient History View 491 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, US GPA 3.4 or other international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme, preferably Archaeology or Classical Archaeology, or another degree in which Archaeology figures prominently (such as Anthropology in the case of applicants from the USA).
- We will also consider an undergraduate degree in some other subjects such as History, Classics, Ancient History, and Geography if your personal statement demonstrates how you are equipped to undertake the programme.
- Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.
International21600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time tuition fee:
- Home/EU: £5,350
- International: £10,800
- School of History, Classics & Archaeology Masters Scholarships
- Sheila Cannell Scholarship
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