University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

European Prehistory

We have expertise in many areas of European prehistory, from the hominid evolution to the Iron Age. Our research projects at Creswell Crags, Stonehenge, Pylos, Vedrovice and elsewhere inform the content of this course, which provides advanced training in the methods and theories of European prehistoric archaeology.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in archaeology, a humanities or science subject. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: reinventing archaeology; research design: planning, execution and presentation; research methods in archaeology; dissertation in European prehistory. Optional modules (choose four): funerary archaeology; introduction to material culture studies; environments and landscapes in contemporary perspective; Roman Italy and its Hinterland; the archaeology of classical Athens; the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean.

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 AHRC and University of Sheffield studentships. If you�re considering applying for funding, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.


Qualification Study mode Start month 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

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