Oxford Brookes University

Archaeological Illustration

The course was developed in collaboration with the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors (AAI&S), and develops visual, creative and technical skills in the context of strong academic research.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (or equivalent) in archaeology (or relevant related discipline), or an art or design subject; applicants with alternative qualifications and those without formal academic qualifications also considered, providing they can provide evidence of relevant experience and level of work appropriate to the academic demands of the programme; if English is not the 1st language, students need: IELTS 6.0-7.0 (normally with 6.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and speaking); or TOEFL ibt 78-95 overall (with 20 in reading, 19 in writing, 18 in listening and 21 in speaking).

Course modules

Core modules: Visual studies; research studies; 1 option from: recording studies; reconstruction studies; 1 option from: digital applications; information design; 15 weeks of practice; either the dissertation or material practice module.

Assessment methods

Assessment is made through oral presentations, written essays, dissertation papers and portfolio examples of visual imagery.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 11,600 per Whole course (overseas fees) 18 months
MA Full-time £ 3,180 per Whole course (home fees) 18 months
MA Part-time £ 1,620 per Academic year (home fees) 36 months
MA Part-time £ 5,920 per Academic year (overseas fees) 36 months
PgDip Full-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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