University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


This course is an advanced study of archaeology from the first principles.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 honours degree in any subject. Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: reinventing archaeology; research methods in archaeology; research design: planning, execution and presentation; dissertation in archaeology or fieldwork placement in archaeology. Choose 5 optional modules, examples include: death and burial in Anglo-Saxon and medieval England; funerary archaeology; the archaeology of Neolithic and bronze- age Britain; the archaeology of classical Athens; the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean; the archaeology of the Palaeolithic; biomolecular archaeology; introduction to human osteology; Viking-age Europe; wars of the roses to Elizabeth: the archaeology of England 1455�1603.

Assessment methods

Students assessed on coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

If you�re going on to a PhD, you may be eligible for the Ian Sanders Occasional Postgraduate Bursary, worth between �500 and �1,000.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

School of Archaeology
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2900