Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Archaeology

The course inspires students to think about the human past from a variety of thematic and analytical perspectives. Newcastle is surrounded by world-class prehistoric, Roman and medieval heritage. We make full use of our rich archaeological landscape with regular study trips and fieldwork. We have a range of period-based, practical and theoretical modules available. Our modules will give an understanding of the interpretive approaches that archaeologists adopt. They will also help to understand the methodologies and sources available during investigations.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in: Archaeology; history; geography; classics. Students will also be considered if they have extensive, relevant, professional experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 in written English and at least 5.5 in all sub-skills) or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Research themes, theories and skills in archaeology; dissertation. Optional modules include: Graduate seminar in Roman archaeology; early medieval Britain and Europe; prehistoric architecture (houses, monuments and beyond); ancient technologies (understanding metalwork); graduate seminar in Roman archaeology; early medieval Britain and Europe; practical artefact analysis; advanced seminar in artefact studies; graduate seminar in Greek archaeology; armies and frontiers of the Roman empire; frontier communities of Roman Britain; regionality and the fall of Rome; recording historic buildings; graduate seminar in Byzantine archaeology; early medieval Britain (Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Vikings); the archaeology of Byzantium and its neighbours; bodies in prehistoric Europe c.650-700bc; independent study project in archaeology; independent study project in archaeology. Students will agree choices with the Degree Programme Director and Module Leader. Availability of modules is subject to timetabling constraints. Examples include: An introduction to the fundamentals of geographic information systems; theory and application in geographic information systems; collections management; management in heritage, gallery, and museum studies; beginners' Greek for Master's candidates; beginners' Latin for Master's candidates; intermediate Greek language and literature 1 and intermediate Greek language and literature 2; intermediate Latin language and literature 1 and intermediate Latin language and literature 2; level 2 Greek (interpretation of texts) and level 2/3 Greek special study stage 3; level 2 Latin (interpretation of texts) and level 2/3 Latin (special study stage 3); level 3 Greek (interpretation of texts) and level 2/3 Greek (special study stage 3); level 3 Latin (interpretation of texts) and level 2/3 Latin (special study stage 3). A choice of Greek or Latin modules is dependent on language ability. Modules might change at year of entry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Contact: 
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7966