Underwater Archaeology (MA)
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
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 will study the following taught core modules:
Perspectives in Underwater Archaeology
Bioarchaeology of Waterlogged Remains
You may also take an additional module from within the Department of Archaeology – this will be chosen in negotiation with the course director and should be relevant to the subject area of your dissertation.
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.
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 core and optional taught Masters programmes within the Department of Archaeology.
The remaining 60 credits of this course are allocated to your dissertation.
Assessment methods vary according to the individual module
-The Department of Archaeology offers cutting-edge equipment and facilities for the scientific analyses of ancient inorganic materials; it even has its own museum and a dedicated Bioarchaeology Laboratory.
-Underwater 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 Underwater Archaeology.
-We offer a number of field trips to countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, northern Italy, Sicily, Syria and Switzerland.
-The Course Director, Dr. Jon Henderson, leads the Underwater Archaeology Research Centre, which is based in the Department of Archaeolog