University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Archaeological Studies

The Master's in Archaeological Studies provides a strong background in the methodological and theoretical approaches used in archaeology and the interplay between them. This is designed as a conversion programme for students whose 1st degree was in a subject other than archaeology. Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of fieldtrips in Scotland and benefit from the involvement of guest speakers from the UK and abroad, who give lectures and run seminars. The programme provides students with a grounding in archaeology and access to a wide range of optional courses covering further aspects of methodology and practice, or examining the archaeology of particular chronological periods or geographical areas.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.In addition, students must have acquired some archaeological excavation experience prior to commencing the programme. If students do not have this experience we can offer the opportunity to participate on the departmental field school during the summer prior to entry.

Course modules

The core courses provide a grounding in key archaeological principles that include: Practice: how we do archaeology; approaches to the discovery; excavation, recording and analysis of archaeological sites; and the organisation and structure of archaeology in the UK. Theory: the development of archaeological thinking; theoretical and interpretive frameworks used by archaeologists; and the ethical responsibilities of archaeologists. In undertaking this programme, students are encouraged to engage in practical activity, including fieldtrips in Scotland and beyond, and optional modules allow further opportunities for site visits and lab work. The optional courses offer specialist paths that allow students to explore particular areas of study in more detail. Students can choose 3 optional modules from a list of relevant courses associated with other MLitt/PgDip degrees offered in Archaeology and more widely across the University.

Assessment methods

Students produce a dissertation on a topic agreed between the student and their convener. This research project is undertaken between May and September with the support of a member of staff who will act as supervisor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MLitt Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
MLitt Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (EU fees) 24 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,533 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 9,667 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,533 per Academic year (EU fees) 9 months
PgDip Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (home fees) 18 months
PgDip Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (EU fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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