University of York

University of York

Landscape Archaeology

This course offers a perspective on landscape archaeology, focusing on human ecology and the interactions of people with their environments. It takes students beyond isolated archaeological sites, buildings or artefacts to explore their context in the wider landscape. Students investigate the varying lifeways of humans through the ages, and how people have interacted with the natural world since early prehistory.

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. For non-graduate applicants, 3 years practical experience in the conservation or management of landscapes.

Course modules

Module includes: concepts of landscape; themes in the prehistoric landscape; dissertation; assessed lecture. 2 further modules: cultural heritage management 1 - concepts principles and practice; context and practice of gathering field archaeology data; Mesolithic theory and interpretation; analysis and visualisation; medieval settlement and communities; Mesolithic lifeways. Also 4 shorter skills modules: topographical survey; artefacts; geophysical survey; geoarchaeology; geographical information systems; virtual-reality modelling; perspectives in landscape research.

Assessment methods


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 £ 4,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,760 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,580 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (overseas fees) 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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