University of Reading

University of Reading

Environmental Archaeology

* Gain advanced training in the palaeoenvironment * Develop skills for a career in commercial and heritage organisations or future doctoral research * Choose from geoarchaeology and bioarchaeology options for advanced skills in environmental-based assessments, heritage management and field projects * Become part of a world-leading department with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research **Archaeology at Reading** We offer advanced study in archaeology on programmes taught by academics with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. 97% of our research was judged to be of international standing in the latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014. We provide a friendly and supportive community, and our staff have a strong reputation for being accessible and approachable. Take advantage of outstanding teaching collections and facilities housed in modern premises. You will benefit from our dedicated Archaeology Building and purpose-built teaching laboratories containing our rich collection of artefacts, ecofacts, human remains and animal bones. You will also have easy access to our three superb on-campus museums. We are skills focused - through our world-leading fieldwork and research projects we train graduates to the highest standards as a preparation for doctoral study and employment in a wide variety of sectors. We provide a strong research grounding linking social and scientific archaeology.

Course modules

Sample modules may include: * Field and experimental methods * Holocene climate change and human societies * Coastal and maritime geoarchaeology * Applications of micromorphological analysis * Vegetation history and archaeobotany Check our website for more details of the course structure.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 18,760 per (Whole course) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,410 per (Whole course) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 18,760 per (Whole course) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 8,410 per (Whole course) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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