University of Reading

University of Reading

Geoarchaeology

The course provides training in the range of earth science methods that are of growing importance in archaeology and palaeoenvironmental studies. The programme includes collaborative interdisciplinary teaching and use of analytical facilities, particularly for soils and sediments teaching.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or above) or equivalent in archaeology; geology; earth sciences; environmental studies or related fields.

Course modules

Modules: quantitative methods; field methods and experimentation; laboratory methods; micromorphology; soils; and resarch methods; optional modules: aspects of sedimentology, palaeodiet and health, the archaeology of specific periods, areas or themes, or quaternary science.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework; examination; dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
PgDip Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

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