Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Archaeological Practice (Economic and Social Research)

This specialist Master's degree in archaeological practice is designed specifically as training for the 1+3 funded PhD studentships in the ESRC Doctoral Training Programme. 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. The inclusion of the compulsory module in Quantitative Social Research provides you with the statistical skills needed for doctoral research. **HIGHLIGHTS** - Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), History at Birkbeck was ranked sixth in the UK for the percentage of our research deemed world-leading or internationally excellent. Of our eligible staff, 94% submitted research, and we achieved 100% for a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research. - Our Department is home to thriving student societies and a number of affiliated research centres that actively run seminars, conferences and other events where some of the world's best scholars present their latest research. These include the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, the Raphael Samuel History Centre and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. - We are also at the heart of academic London with access to world-class research resources. We are five minutes' walk from the British Museum and the British Library, and the Institute of Historical Research - with its internationally renowned library collection and seminars that you can attend - is nearby. The Museum of London is a short tube ride away. - The Eric Hobsbawm Postgraduate Scholarship fund offers a full fee-waiver for Home, EU and Overseas Master's students in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology (part-time awards are pro-rata). - Birkbeck Library has an extensive history collection, including the major specialist journals, and access to online materials.

Entry requirements

MSc: At least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a humanities or social-sciences subject and references.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by an essay of 5000-5500 words, except the compulsory module Quantitative Social Research which is assessed by 50% coursework and 50% examination. You also research and write a dissertation of 15,000-16,000 words. Every module has an attendance requirement, so you will need to attend at least 60% of classes in order to pass.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 7,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
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02039070700