University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Archaeology

This programme is suitable for those who want to study the major developments in human societies from the origins of settled life to the florescence of the great civilisations. The programme teaches a variety of practical archaeological techniques and covers in depth the prehistory of the Mediterranean region, the Near East and Northern Europe or Classical Archaeology. This degree is good preparation for a research degree or, with the practical skills it covers, for a career in archaeology. The problem solving, analytical and team-working skills students will gain are transferable to other types of employment.

Entry requirements

The normal requirement for entry on to a taught programme is a good 2.1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted include GCSE English; GCE O level English. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: MA and MSc archaeology dissertation; research and beyond for sace m-level students; key themes in archaeological interpretation. Optional modules: research themes in the Neolithic of Europe and the near east; issues in Egyptian settlement archaeology; economies and exchange in the ancient near east; roman frontier systems: from the late republic to the end of the fourth century ad; artefacts and analysis; deciphering symbols: approaches to an understanding of the earliest symbolic behaviour; early technologies; bronze age and iron age Britain; themes in the archaeology of roman Britain; researching uban communities in the near east, 5000-500 b.c; issues in Egyptian foreign relations; taste and desire in pre-roman Italy; professional skills for the archaeologist; Greek and roman material culture; pyrotechnology: evolution or revolution?; human osteology.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 12,750 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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