The Master of Studies (MSt) degrees are the equivalent to a Master of Arts (MA) in other institutions, and are examined by a combination of coursework and written examination. These courses cover one academic year, while the Master of Science (MSc) is a twelve-month course. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) courses involve a greater degree of student-led research, especially through the second-year thesis, and are also well-suited to students from countries where two-year Masters courses are the norm.
The Masters courses in Archaeology provides the opportunity for those who wish to build on their knowledge from undergraduate studies in Archaeology or to branch out into new areas of interest. The courses are flexible to allow you to follow a number of different strands, or to put together a programme which suits your particular needs.
The Masters courses in Classical Archaeology allow students to choose from a wide range of periods (from Prehistoric Aegean to Later Antiquity) and many different aspects of the subject. They provide for those who wish to build on undergraduate studies in classical archaeology, and for those with experience in other areas of classical studies wishing to develop an understanding of the material culture.
The Masters courses in Archaeological Science provide a broad introductory education for those with a first degree in archaeology wishing to apply science-based research methods, or for those with a first degree in a science subject wishing to learn about specifically archaeological issues amenable to scientific methods.
Teaching and supervision of MSc, MSt and MPhil students is provided by the members of the School of Archaeology and by other Senior Members of the University.
Archaeology courses outside of the School of Archaeology
Prospective students interested in applying for the MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology or the part-time DPhil in Archaeology, should consult the Department of Continuing Education, which has responsibility for these degrees.
The School of Archaeology offers a small number of sponsored internships to commence straight after the examinations.