Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Archaeological Practice (Economic and Social Research)

It provides you with the advanced conceptual, theoretical and practical skills to undertake archaeological research, from prehistory to the middle ages, and over considerable geographical breadth.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Intermediate quantitative social research; introduction to quantitative social research; research dissertation; themes and concepts in archaeology. Indicative option modules: Archaeological architecture; between words and walls (housing in the Graeco-Roman world); fieldschool (buried humanities); frameworks for archaeology (curatorial archaeology in England); from temples to museums (post-classical encounters with classical antiquities); material worlds; the city of Rome (ancient to medieval); the edge of empire (the archaeology of Roman frontiers).

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by an essay of 5000-5500 words, except the module Intermediate Quantitative Social Research which is assessed by 50 percent coursework and 50 percent examination. You also research and write a dissertation of 15,000-16,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site WC1E 7HX London

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