Students in lecture theatreThe school's teaching programmes allow students to focus on traditional single subjects and to explore inter-disciplinary areas connecting the humanities, and the social and natural sciences.

The courses we offer are listed below

Degrees by research (PhD doctorates) are offered by the school, within and across the various research groups. See:

Undergraduate degree courses

Postgraduate Taught degree courses

We have been providing Masters courses for over 30 years. Through our postgraduate teaching we empower qualified and knowledgeable people to guide policy, contribute to the national economy, and to acquire a deep understanding of the past.

As a Masters student at Reading you will have the opportunity to pursue your studies supported by internationally renowned experts in a dynamic environment that has global reach.

Archaeology Masters

GES Masters

MA Archaeology

MSc Environmental Pollution
MRes in Archaeology MSc Environmental Management
MSc Environmental Archaeology Masters by Research - Human Geography

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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