The Masters degree in Archaeology offers students the opportunity to study a range of regions, periods and specialist topics in detail. The programme of study is based on Cardiff's particular teaching
and research expertise. A major aim of the degree is to prepare students for further postgraduate and professional work. From the MA, many students proceed directly to the PhD, either at Cardiff or at other UK universities. Some students complete the MA and then enter employment, either in archaeology units, in museums or in completely unrelated fields.
There are two routes available within this degree scheme:
Route 1 General Archaeology
Route 2 Prehistoric Britain
Those wishing to specialise in the European Neolithic should apply for the MA European Neolithic.
Students follow 40 credits of core modules and 80 credits of specialist modules, along with a dissertation.
Special Features of this course
Training in research methods and skills including writing and public speaking, interpreting and presenting data, and designing research projects.
Wide choice of topic, region, period and method-based optional modules.
Advanced research seminars and intense day-schools tailored to specific student interests.