University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Archaeological Computing (Virtual Pasts)

This course explores the theory and practice of generating multimedia interfaces and three-dimensional computer models based on archaeological data, the theoretical implications of archaeological multimedia, computer-aided design (CAD) principles for three-dimensional design, architecture, animation and visualisation, and emerging approaches such as virtual reality and Web 2.0.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd-class Honours degree or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology, or related subject. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Archaeological computing systems; constructing virtual pasts; core computing for archaeology; research skills; plus 2 modules from: archaeological geophysics; computer aided design for archaeology; multimedia methods in archaeology; another archaeology module; plus a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; University studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 6809