University of York

University of York

Archaeological Studies

The course is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for research in any aspect of archaeology; the course provides the preliminary training year for students intending to proceed to doctoral studies, and appeals especially to those students whose chosen field requires specific or concentrated teaching unavailable through other taught Master's courses; the degree is also suitable for students who can spend only 1 year in postgraduate research, for example those already employed within the profession who wish to enhance their academic qualifications in a specific area. If you are at all interested in undertaking a research degree, then you should not hesitate contacting the member/s of staff who share your research interests. Please look at the research projects pages (linked from the side bar to the left) and individual staff profiles. Also, we hope to be able to advertise individual funded PhDs, with pre-defined subject areas, each year (please watch our website front page for details).

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2:1 or international equivalent in the relevant subject. For research programmes, you must submit your research proposal with your application. We often recommend that you seek advice from your potential supervisor (i.e. the member of staff who shares your research interests).

If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see:

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
MA Full-time January 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time January 2017 - 2 years
MA Full-time April 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time April 2017 - 2 years
MA Full-time July 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time July 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323963