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  • Objectives
    By choosing this course, you will also be able to pursue the research model (1 year MA + 3 years research) suggested by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This course offers you the flexibility to tailor its content to reflect your personal interests and research topic. Compared to other taught Masters courses in the Department, the dissertation forms the larger part of this course and can contribute to your subsequent PhD. Naturally, this course is particularly suitable if you wish to specialise in one of the areas of staff expertise.
  • Entry requirements
    If you are intending to continue on to advanced research in Archaeology, leading to a PhD qualification once you have completed your Masters degree, then this course is the ideal second degree to provide you with the necessary skills and training.
  • Academic Title
    MA Archaeological Research
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -The Department of Archaeology offers cutting-edge equipment – including the fully equipped Bioarchaeology Laboratory - and facilities for the scientific analyses of ancient inorganic materials;
    -The University Museum housing archaeological finds is based in the Department
    -This course is taught within a thriving department that attracts academic and research staff from around the world.

    Course Content

    You will be given a strong foundation in the skills and techniques necessary for effective research by completing a compulsory core module in Research Methods and Methodology.

    In addition, you can choose from a range of approved modules within the Archaeology department, as well as special subjects designed to reflect your research needs, and Masters modules offered by other departments.

    If you find that there are certain undergraduate modules that would provide you with particular skills that you need for your research, you also have the flexibility to take these modules.

    Finally, the taught components of the course will lead to and reinforce your individual dissertation, which will be between 20,000 and 25,000 words in length.

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    Course Structure

    This course can be taken over one year, full-time (September to September) or over two years, part-time.

    As well as a compulsory 15-credit module in Research Methods and Methodology, you will choose an additional 75-credits’ worth of modules concerning archaeology or, where appropriate, a related subject.

    Your module choices will be made in consultation with the Course Convenor and the Head of Department and should reflect your proposed research topic.

    The remaining 90 credits of this course are allocated to your dissertation.

    Assessment methods on this course vary according to the individual module.

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