University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Material Culture and Artefact Studies

Students gain a broad grounding in the fields of artefact and material culture studies. They will be introduced to the specialist skills of archaeological finds analysis and related topics pertaining to the study and care of artefact collections. In addition to a strong practical element, the course also develops a theoretical awareness of the complexities of interdisciplinary material culture studies and related professional issues in the management and curation of cultural materials.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this postgraduate taught programme is a 2.1 Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification in archaeology or another relevant subject (for example geography, geology, history or environmental science); or suitable practical experience.

Course modules

Core modules: material culture in context; the process of artefact studies. Optional modules: lithic analysis; working with pottery; critical themes in the display and reception of objects; early medieval artefacts; and Viking and late Norse artefacts (AD 750-1350); optional courses drawn from another archaeology programme or from other programmes across the University can be taken by agreement with the programme convener.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU 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 £ 9,667 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,533 per Academic year (EU fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,533 per Academic year (home 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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