University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Archaeological Prospection

The course develops specialist skills in the theory and practice of archaeological prospection, in particular in near-surface geophysics. It provides students with knowledge and experience of the principal geophysical and geochemical techniques currently available for the detection of buried archaeological features and other near-surface targets.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 degree in Archaeology or another suitable subject (e.g. Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Geophysics or History); students will normally have a minimum of 1 GCSE in mathematics and 1 in a physical science; other relevant qualifications will be considered; for North American students a GPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is required, or equivalent. IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

Course modules

All years: electrical methods of survey; GIS for practitioners; magnetic and electromagnetic methods of survey; the nature of matter; research skills; site evaluation strategies; soils and chemical prospection; treatment, display and interpretation of field data; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Studentships may be available from NERC (applications should be submitted to Department).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,420 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Life Sciences Postgraduate Admissions Administrator (Master's courses)
Telephone number: 
01274 234706