University of York

University of York

Funerary Archaeology

Funerary archaeology combines analysis of human remains with their archaeological context to take a truly interdisciplinary approach to studying both life and death in the past. The course at York offers the chance to develop skills in a range of different methods and techniques, but all centred on learning how to investigate death and burial in the past. The flexible nature of the course enables you to pursue your own particular period or methodological interests.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper 2nd or 1st Class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology, anthropology or a related field.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
(+44) 1904 323963