Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Archaeology (professional)

This course is designed to prepare graduate students for a professional career in field and practical archaeology.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above in archaeology or a related subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university. Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. PG Diploma and PG Certificate: Normally a high 2.2 Honours degree (57%) or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university in a relevant subject. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the university is required.

Course modules

MSc: 6 compulsory taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. PG Diploma: 6 modules. PG Certificate: Any 3 of the 6 modules. Core modules include: Archaeological excavation; geophysical surveying; post-excavation strategies; professional placement; archaeology of buildings; topographical and digital survey; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Seminar presentations, laboratory programmes, placement/internship portfolios, written papers and a 60-credit, 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
Full-time - 1 years
Part-time - 2 years

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Key information

School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Telephone number: 
028 9097 3845