University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Experimental Archaeology

This programme explores experimental archaeology's potential as a powerful research method, an effective educational tool and an excellent medium for public outreach. You will receive a sound practical and theoretical grounding in scientific use of experiments in archaeological research. The programme will give you practical experience of experiments related to archaeological and taphonomic processes and the production of a range of material culture types including ceramics, stone tools, metals and a range of organic materials. The role of experiments and 'reconstructions' in education and public outreach is investigated through classes, practical activities, and field visits. Links with professionals, such as museums and independent establishments, provide opportunities for practical work based on a sound appreciation of theory. The University has established an outdoor centre on its Streatham Campus to provide a location for both short and long-term experimental archaeology research. The programme involves practical work and fieldtrips and offers the opportunity for some modules to be studied online.

Entry requirements

An appropriate degree in archaeology or a related subject (for example, geography, anthropolgy, environmental science, history, ancient history or classics), normally at 2.1 level or above. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. The compulsory modules can include; Research Methods and Archaeological Theory; Experimental Archaeology; Material Culture and Dissertation.
You can choose from a variety of modules on offer, some examples of these are; Advanced Project; Field Study; Landscape Archaeology: Understanding the historic environment; Advanced Human Osteology; Zooarchaeology and Funerary Osteoarchaeology.

Assessment methods

The assessment is through a combination of essays, other written reports and projects, oral or electronic presentations, visual presentations, and a dissertation. The dissertation is an original piece of research on a topic of your choice, subject to the approval of your supervisor.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
+44(0)1392 723044