University of Winchester

University of Winchester


This course is suitable for those who have a clear idea of an archaeological research topic which they may wish to follow to PhD, but who need to acquire new research skills or hone existing ones. This programme is also suitable for those working in the archaeology, heritage or environment sector wishing to enhance their research experience.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree in Archaeology or a related discipline.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods in archaeology; formulating, designing and managing archaeological research projects; personal research methodology. A choice of 2 special and/or applied studies modules, including: church archaeology; later prehistoric Wessex; archaeology of Africa; climate change and people; Caribbean archaeology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by means of a series of essays, reports and a blog/diary. One module takes the student through the process of producing an academic standard research paper. Students apply the research skills developed in the production of a substantive piece of research of 20000-25000 words on a topic of their choice, supervised by a member of staff with relevant research interests.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MRes Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

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