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Taught Masters degrees in archaeology

Specialise in a field you're passionate about. Gain valuable hands-on experience and build your knowledge through our range of option modules and fieldwork opportunities.

Why study archaeology at York?

At York, we offer a broad range of programmes across many fields of archaeology and heritage. You'll be taught by active researchers at the forefront of archaeological and heritage studies.

You'll have access to our unique and varied facilities, offering innovative ways to understand and interpret the past. Tell diverse stories, and engage with creative solutions in sustainable archaeology, conservation and heritage. Study with us and join a vibrant academic community with a distinguished reputation.

Our courses

5th in the UK

and 20th in the world for Archaeology, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023.

Our facilities

Discover bespoke teaching spaces, laboratory facilities, our outdoor experimental centre and other University resources, including the Borthwick Institute for Archives and the Archaeology Data Service.

Scholarships and funding

Explore funding for postgraduates in the Department of Archaeology.

Careers

  • You'll develop critical thinking, communication and analysis skills, problem-solving and creativity and innovation, all of which are valued by employers.
  • You'll have access to our Careers and Placements team who can help you devise a tailored career plan. They can also alert you to various internship opportunities.

Our graduates

Our graduates go on to work in all sorts of careers such as field archaeology, museums, heritage organisations such as English Heritage and the National Trust, teaching, media, civil service and academia. Listen to their experiences (youtube.com).

Masters Taster Day

13 March 2024, 1pm to 5pm GMT

Get a taste of why so many people love living and learning at the University of York. Join us on 13 March to:

  • check out our campus
  • meet your academic department
  • speak to our student services teams
  • hear postgraduate presentations.

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