University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Landscape Archaeology

Landscape archaeology explores the relationship between humans, the natural world and the environments we create. The course aims to develop digital and field skills as well as knowledge. Working with employers, we have identified several key skills a landscape archaeologist needs to work in the heritage sector. These include analytical techniques such as GIS, earthwork survey, geophysical survey and air photo interpretation. You choose whether to go on a fieldwork placement over the summer or complete a dissertation. Graduates have gone on to work for national parks, the National Trust, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, commercial contractors and many other archaeological organisations. You can choose between pursuing a fieldwork placement over the summer or completing a dissertation. You can expect a balanced timetable of lectures, seminars and practicals. You'll have access to specialist labs and world-class reference collections. Many of our masters courses include a fieldwork or project-based component. We integrate humanities and science-based approaches to nurture a deeper understanding. You'll have the opportunity to explore different viewpoints and make up your own mind about their strengths and weaknesses. We'll help you to develop your critical thinking as well as your practical skills. What we ask of you, as a member of our lively academic community, is that you challenge, question, and explore.

Entry requirements

MA: Usually a minimum 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject. But your interest in and understanding of archaeology is more important than what you studied at undergraduate level. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignments and a dissertation or work placement.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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