University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh


The programme aims to offer students an opportunity to study archaeology at an advanced level, offering stimulating courses on a wide range of periods, geographical areas and themes. The programme helps students to develop potential research interests and to explore these with a view to progressing to further research.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in archaeology or in another related subject (e.g. 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

Frontiers in archaeology; research seminars; research sources and strategies in archaeology; theoretical archaeology.

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 £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas 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