University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Aegean Archaeology

Advanced training in the methods and theories of Aegean archaeology. The course combines groundbreaking Aegean research with our strengths in landscape archaeology and archaeological science. The integration of textual and material evidence enables us to focus on the current issues in detail. Our department is home to the largest group of Aegean prehistorians in the UK.

Entry requirements

First or 2.1 Honours degree in archaeology, history or a related subject. English language requirements overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Current issues in Aegean prehistory; reinventing archaeology; research design (planning, execution and presentation); dissertation. Optional modules: Mediterranean landscapes; the archaeology of Cyprus; the Homeric epics and the archaeological record; rethinking the ancient economy; experimental archaeology; the archaeology of classical Athens.

Assessment methods

There are lectures, seminars and projects. You are assessed on coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

If you accept a place on one of our courses, you may be eligible to apply for WRoCAH and University of Sheffield studentships. If you�re considering applying for funding, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible. If you accept a place on this course, you�re automatically considered for the Conart Bursary, worth up to �1,000, and the Keith and Nong Branigan Bursary, worth up to �800. You may also be eligible for the Ian Sanders Occasional Postgraduate Bursary, worth between �500 and �1,000, for students researching in the fields of Classical or Mediterranean Archaeology.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 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