University of Chester

University of Chester


This course provides a thorough grounding in the theories, debates and methods of archaeology and archaeological heritage today; it equips students with the research skills and academic framework necessary to undertake postgraduate study; the course is tailored for those wishing to explore their existing interests in archaeology, to cultivate new interests through postgraduate study or to discover the excitement of archaeological research for the 1st time; the department can offer supervision in a broad range of archaeological subjects and topics, allowing students to explore and expand their own interests in archaeology and archaeological heritage; staff are active researchers in the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Britain, NW Europe and Scandinavia, particularly the archaeology of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, the Early Middle Ages (c. AD 400-1100) and the late-modern and contemporary past (c. AD 1750 to the present).

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or an equivalent qualification in archaeology or any relevant discipline; applicants are also required to produce up to 300 words describing their research topic, and attend an interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Research skills in archaeology and heritage; investigating the past; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Each taught module is assessed by means of written coursework equivalent to approximately 4000 words, comprising essays and reports; there is also a research dissertation of 28000 words in length.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 3,974 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 11,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 1,987 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000