University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Archaeology (Bioarchaeology/Higher Archaeological Practise/Paleoanthropology)

This pathways based programme has a strong vocational emphasis, preparing you for work in the booming archaeological and heritage sector, and subsequent PhD research. You will engage with hands-on, real-world archaeological materials and situations, including opportunities to collaborate with a range of stakeholders and partners in the archaeological sector through a professional placement. You can choose to focus on the development of skills and specialisms in one of the pathways - Bioarchaeology, Higher Archaeological Practice or Paleoanthropology - or alternatively can acquire a broad range of skills across these specialisms. Programme content will vary depending on the specialism that you follow. Each specialism is consolidated by means of compulsory modules that offer firm foundations in a student's chosen area. This is complemented by diverse optional modules that provide the flexibility to build a bespoke skill-set appropriate to a student's chosen career path. Engagement with partners in the commercial sector allows you to experience a range of approaches to archaeological practice and their articulation with research-based approaches.The programme is embedded within Southampton Archaeology's distinctive research culture, with world-class expertise, diverse practice, and contacts with the commercial environment and the heritage sector.

Entry requirements

MSc: first- or upper second-class degree and normally masters at merit or distinction level*, in archaeology, anthropology, history or a cognate discipline; other qualifications considered

Course modules

Compulsory modules: MSc Archaeology (Bioarchaeology): Analysis of Archaeological Faunal Remains, Bioarchaeology of Human Remains. MSc Archaeology (Higher Archaeological Practice): Professional Practice, Professional Placement in the Archaeological and Heritage Sector. MSc Archaeology (Paleoanthropology): Contexts for Human Origins Research, The Analysis and Interpretation of Palaeolithic Stone Tools. Typical optional modules for specialist pathways (indicative-list): MSc Archaeology (Bioarchaeology): Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology in Context, Themes in Bioarchaeology, Molecular Archaeology, Contexts for Human Origins Research, Ecology of Human Evolution, Digital Imaging Methods for Archaeologists, Professional Practice, Professional Placement in the Archaeological and Heritage Sector. MSc Archaeology (Higher Archaeological Practice): Cultural Heritage Within Environmental Impact Assessment, The Analysis and Interpretation of Palaeolithic Stone Tools, Archaeological Ceramics and Stone, Analysis of Archaeological Faunal Remains, Bioarchaeology of Human Remains, Applied Maritime Archaeology, Terrestrial Survey, GIS for Archaeology, Maritime Museums and Heritage Management. MSc Archaeology (Paleoanthropology): Ecology of Human Evolution, Analysis of Archaeological Faunal Remains, Bioarchaeology of Human Remains, Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology in Context, Materials Technology and Social Life. Molecular Archaeology, Professional Practice, Professiona Placement in the Archaeological and Heritage Sector.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Avenue Campus SO17 1BF South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Humanities
Telephone number: 
02380598062