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  • Objectives
    This course has been designed to provide you with a detailed study of core aspects of the archaeology of the Roman world, from Britain to the Danube and Greece, Italy and the Mediterranean. As well as giving you the flexibility to choose from a range of optional modules in Roman Archaeology, you will build a strong suite of skills necessary for future research at PhD level – in addition to the compulsory Research Methods module, this might include, for example, studying a module on the interpretation of Latin inscriptions.
  • Entry requirements
    If you already have a degree in Archaeology or a related area and wish to deepen your understanding of this specific field, then the MA in Roman Archaeology can be regarded as an ideal second degree.
  • Academic Title
    MA Roman Archaeology
  • Course description
    Roman Archaeology (MA)
    Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

    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 choose from a range of approved modules available within the Archaeology department. Recently offered modules in the department have included:

    Roman Britain
    Roman Epigraphy
    Roman Mystery Religions and the Rise of Christianity
    The Roman Balkans
    History and Archaeology of the German Provinces of the Roman Empire
    You may also have the opportunity to take a 60-credit module entitled ‘City of Rome’, which is taught by the British School at Rome.

    As a successful applicant for this module, you would spend two months of intensive study in Rome (you may incur extra course charges to cover the cost of your food and accommodation while you are abroad).

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    Finally, you will undertake a dissertation of approximately 15,000 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.

    As mentioned in the course content information, you can apply to take the 60-credit ‘City of Rome’ optional module, which would enable you to spend two months of intensive study in Rome.

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

    Assessment methods vary according to the individual module.

    Key facts

    The Department of Archaeology offers students the use of cutting-edge equipment 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.
    Staff and research students in the Department are involved in a number of major collaborative research projects centring on Roman Archaeology
    We offer a number of field trips to countries such as Italy and Sicily
    Successful applicants to the competitive ‘City of Rome’ module have the opportunity to spend two months at the British School at Rome

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