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  • Objectives
    This course has been designed to provide you with intensive study of selected topics related to Mediterranean Archaeology in order to help you deepen your understanding of this field. The programme has been designed for students who already have a first degree in Archaeology and would suit you if you are seeking to build the range of skills necessary for research, particularly if you wish to focus on the Mediterranean.
  • Entry requirements
    The MA in Mediterranean Archaeology can be regarded as an ideal second degree if you wish to pursue the one-year MA and three years by research suggested by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
  • Academic Title
    MA Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -The Department of Archaeology offers cutting-edge equipment and facilities for the scientific analyses of ancient inorganic materials; it even has its own museum.
    -Mediterranean Archaeology is taught within a thriving department that has attracted academic and research staff from around the world. 
    -Staff and research students in the Department are involved in a number of major collaborative research projects centring on areas within the Mediterranean.
    -We offer a number of field trips to countries such as Greece, Italy and Sicily

    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 taught Masters’ modules available within the Archaeology department, which can be a combination of core and period or subject-based modules. Recently offered modules in the department have included:

    -Mycenaean Archaeology
    -Roman Africa
    -Topics in Italian Prehistory
    -The Archaeology of Minoan Crete

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    Finally, you will undertake a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words on a subject of your choice, which you will be able to define with the support and advice of your dissertation supervisor.

    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 105-credits’ worth of modules from taught Masters programmes within the Department of Archaeology.

    The remaining 60 credits of this course are allotted to your dissertation.

    Assessment methods vary according to the individual module.

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