All M.Phil and PhD research activity is co-ordinated through the Graduate School of Archaeology. Research students have their own study and computing area in the Graduate School. Practical facilities include a dedicated CAD laboratory, a general purpose laboratory and drawing office space. The Graduate School also offers a wide range of MA/MSc degrees designed to provide training in research, scholarship and professional enhancement. Our teaching system is designed to give you the detailed, in depth knowledge and training that you require. At the same time, it has a flexibility that allows you to participate fully in the exciting and diverse life of our broader research community. Through prior arrangement, you can even tailor your entire MA/MSc to suit your specific research interests.
Masters courses are available full-time over one year, or on a module basis over two or three years. They all involve six months of taught courses (including lectures, seminars lab work and field visits) during the Autumn and Spring Terms, with training in relevant ancillary skills through practical sessions, placements or language teaching. In the second half of their course students write, under supervision, a dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an appropriate topic.
As an alternative to the usual MA/MSc route, you can study for a Diploma, where six months of taught courses are followed by the writing of a long essay or project of no more than 5,000 words, which you submit at the end of the Summer Term.
By its very nature, Archaeology draws on the strengths of many disciplines. For that reason, we welcome applications from anyone with an upper second class or first class degree in Archaeology, and also those with degrees in cognate subjects and/or relevant practical experience.