You'll learn through a series of seminars, lectures and workshops, and further develop your skills in conducting independent research and critical analytical thought.
Our MA students gain technical skills in key archaeological methods and techniques, and MSc students have fully equipped and dedicated laboratories for bone analysis, stable isotope analysis, micromorphology, palynology, geoarchaeology and digital X-rays, as well as a microscopic suite.
"The lectures and seminars were engaging and thought-provoking. The staff were very good at explaining things and I found the learning process was organised very professionally."
Ivan Krivokorin – Archaeology master’s graduate
Developing research skills
You'll take a research skills module, which includes a series of workshops and practicals on writing essays, dissertations, research proposals and publications, information and communication technology resources, and quantitative applications in archaeology.
Our annual master's conference will help develop your oral presentation skills, and there are also opportunities to get involved with staff fieldwork projects.
MSc students taking our unique core module In at the Deep End: Professional Practice will get first-hand practical experience in the appropriate excavation of skeletal remains using a mock burial site.