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Further your studies with a master's in archaeology at Reading.

You will learn from academics with an international reputation for excellence in research. You may also have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork and research projects.

Course for 2024/25

MA Archaeology

Join a flexible master's programme that prepares you for a career in research, the commercial sector or heritage management.

As an MA student, you'll have the opportunity to develop a strong research base that links social and scientific archaeology. We also offer a range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your learning experience.

 Learn more about MA Archaeology 

Master's funding

Scholarships are available for master's students, some offered directly by the University and others allocated by external funding bodies. In order to apply, a candidate must have received an offer of admission to one of our participating master's courses.

Find out more about our Master's scholarships

Archaeologist writing a report

Why study with us?

Gain technical skills in key archaeological methods and techniques, and benefit from our fully equipped and dedicated laboratories.
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How you'll study

Learn through a combination of seminars, lectures and workshops, and further your skills in conducting independent research and critical analytical thought.
Number 1 in the UK for research

Our research

The University of Reading is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality and research outputs in Archaeology (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, based on its analysis of the latest REF 2021).
Athena SWAN Silver Award