University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Archaeological Prospection

Applicants study the theory and practice of archaeological prospection, in particular in near surface geophysics; students study the principal geophysical and geochemical techniques currently available for the detection of buried archaeological features and other near surface targets. Students explore the background to materials and soil science, together with the relevant mathematical principles.

Entry requirements

A 1st 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


Sponsorship information

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,650 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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