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Postgraduate study

Our department is the one of the leading centres for archaeological teaching in the UK. York is the country's archaeological capital, with historic buildings and significant remains from the Roman, Viking and Medieval periods. The department has a strong international outlook, researching archaeology around the globe, and all teaching is research-led, fitting within one of our six research themes.

The Department is based in King’s Manor, a beautiful medieval building in the centre of York. We also have fantastic facilities on the main University campus: world-leading Bioarchaeology facilities; our Palaeohub with state-of-the-art labs; and our outdoor Experimental Archaeology centre.

We have a range of funding opportunities for both taught masters and research students.

Dig into Early Prehistory

Viking archaeology

Our facilities

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.

Find details of the measures we're planning to protect our community.

Course changes for new students