Postgraduate taught courses

Why Choose A Masters at Reading?

  • REF 2014: we achieved the top score (UoA17A) for world-leading (4*) and internationally-excellent (3*) research.
  • Learn from academics with an international reputation for excellence in research.
  • Participate in world-leading fieldwork and research projects
  • Receive the highest standard of training for professional employment or your PhD
  • Gain a strong research grounding that links social with scientific archaeology
  • Join a vibrant and welcoming department situated on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK.

PGT1resizeOur Masters programmes offer you choice and flexibility through a range of optional modules. Our compulsory modules help you to establish a firm grounding in your chosen specialism.

Placements are designed to prepare you for your future career, whether through continued study at doctoral level, or by using your intellectual and practical skills in a wide range of employment.

Our highly research-active department offers a range of opportunities that will appeal to both Home/EU and International students.

Many of our postgraduates go on to full-time graduate-level employment with archaeology and related consultancies or units, but also within museums and government agencies. Up to a third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, Reading postgraduate students have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (e.g. English Heritage, National Trust) and as University academics.

We are accepting applications - please click the link to Apply Now.

For information on fees and funding, see Postgraduate course fees information.

We are offering several Postgraduate Scholarships for 2017-18

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2017. Click here for more details: SAGES Scholarships Information.

 

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

In November 2015, the UK government confirmed that new Postgraduate Loans (PGL) will be introduced for students commencing master's courses in the 2016/17 academic year.
Non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 a year will be available to taught and research master's students.
FindaMasters has collated a FAQ - please click the link for further information.

Choose from a range of taught Archaeology degree courses:

Choose from a range of taught Archaeology degree courses:

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MA Archaeology
Our 'pathways' structure allows you the flexibility to follow specialist modules in Medieval Europe, Bioarchaeology and the Middle East, or gain an effective grounding in these and a wider range of modules covering old World Archaeology, Roman and Environmental Archaeology.

BA Archaeology and History

 

 

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MA Archaeology (Medieval Europe)
Set within the MA Archaeology programme, you select specialist medieval modules and skills-based options designed to prepare you for your dissertation and future career.

 

MA Archaeology (Bioarchaeology)

Set within the MA Archaeology programme, you select specialist bioarchaeology modules and skills-based options designed to prepare you for your dissertation and beyond.

 

MA Archaeology (Middle East) for entry 2017-18

Set within the MA Archaeology programme, you select specialist Middle Eastern modules and skills-based options designed to prepare you for your dissertation and future career.

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MA by Research in Archaeology
Offers you the flexibility and freedom to develop your personal research interests with academics of your choice.

MSc Geoarchaeology

 

MSc Environmental Archaeology
Provides a series of core modules giving you a grounding in the scientific techniques and field-skills used in geoarchaeology and palaeoenvironmental research to prepare you for your dissertation and beyond.

 

What our students say

"Staff are enthusiastic and well-qualified at all levels from Professor to lab technician. Very pleasant campus and good coffee and shops producing a relaxing and friendly environment. Excellent department building. Face time with supervisors has been very good and the departmental seminars are excellent."

MSc Environmental Archaeology

"The full-time MA is very intense and I feel that it really stretched me and demanded rigour and high standards. This has definitely boosted my confidence archaeologically speaking. The repeated production of long essays and reports and the dissertation is a crash course in writing and this is a very useful skill in broader world outside of academia. I particularly enjoyed writing up science papers, again a great skill to have."

MA Archaeology

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES, 2014-15)

We scored 96% for the quality of our teaching and 100% satisfaction for staff support and teaching methods, and intellectually stimulating modules.

97% of our current Masters students highlighted the high quality of our dissertation support (PTES, 2013), with 100% satisfaction with their supervisors.

100% agreed the programme helped them develop their research skills (PTES, 2013)

 

 

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