University of Reading

University of Reading

Environmental Archaeology

We offer advanced study on programmes taught by academics with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Our world-leading research was rated first in the UK.1 Our archaeology programmes are ranked within the UK top 10 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016) and world top 30 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). We provide a friendly, supportive community, and our staff have a strong reputation for being accessible and approachable. Take advantage of outstanding teaching collections and facilities located in modern premises. You will benefit from our dedicated archaeology building, which contains purpose-built teaching laboratories housing a rich collection of artefacts, ecofacts, human remains and animal bones. You will also have easy access to our three superb, on-campus museums: Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Cole Museum of Zoology and the Museum of English Rural Life. We are skills focused - through our worldleading fieldwork and research projects we train graduates to the highest standards in preparation for doctoral study and professional employment. We provide a strong research grounding linking social and scientific 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 environmentalbased assessments, heritage management and field projects • Become part of a world-leading Department with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 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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0118 378 5289