University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

European Archaeology

This programme offers students an opportunity to study European archaeology at an advanced level, offering stimulating courses on a wide range of periods, geographical areas and themes. Students acquire a good understanding of the distinctive nature of archaeology and its contribution to a critical and informed understanding of the past; a good understanding of theoretical and methodological debates within archaeology; a familiarity with a number of important fieldwork studies; and a broad knowledge of archaeological methods, techniques and practices in current use.

Entry requirements

A 1st class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent is normally required, either in archaeology or in another related subject (eg anthropology), or in a group of subjects in which archaeology figures prominently; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Archaeological illustration; archaeology of gender; Byzantine archaeology; conceptualising the Neolithic ; Etruscan Italy, 1000�300 BC; from foraging to farming, the beginnings of agriculture in the Mediterranean and Europe; Gallia from the third century BC to Augustus; human evolution ; island worlds: prehistoric societies in the Mediterranean sea; ritual and monumentality in north-west Europe, 5500�2500 BC; the Scottish lowlands: archaeology and landscape before the Normans.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Graduate School Administrative Assistant
Telephone number: 
0131 650 3782