University of York

University of York

Field Archaeology

The course offers a blend of theory and practice, equipping you with wide-ranging, advanced practical skills, while giving you a deep theoretical knowledge and understanding of the logistical challenges, legal requirements and ethics involved in archaeological fieldwork. It is both challenging and rewarding. This is a flexible course, devised to meet demand for professional training in the UK and worldwide. It will give you a thorough knowledge of how, and why, archaeological fieldwork has arrived at its current state and acquaint you with the key methods employed in modern fieldwork, analysis and dissemination. It will enable you to think strategically about project design and tactically about project implementation.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (upper 2nd or 1st class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology or a related subject. Mature students or those with less conventional qualifications but with relevant professional experience in this field will be considered.
Candidates lacking sufficient previous experience will be required to spend at least 3 weeks prior to entry on either one of the department's own training excavations or another approved project. 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.

Sponsorship information

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 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

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323963