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Course summary

This MSc in Archaeological Sciences gives graduates in Archaeology and related subjects a systematic training in the application of modern scientific methods. It gives you the practical, analytical and interpretative skills you need to apply a wide range of specialist approaches, preparing you not only for research in archaeological science but also to pursue career opportunities in all areas of mainstream archaeology. You will join a group of postgraduate students from across the world and have the opportunity to use a wide range of specialist facilities and collections, whilst being taught by internationally recognised, research-active academic staff. You can use the course to obtain broad expertise in the field or to specialise in areas such as:

  • Environmental Archaeology, covering environmental change, subsistence and health through studies of animal bones, plant remains and biomarkers in human and non-human hard tissue.
  • Landscape Archaeology, focusing on understanding and interpreting landscapes in the past using prospection methods, visualisation and GIS.
  • Chronology and Biomolecules, specialising in the use of physical, chemical and biomolecular methods to study and date both human remains and artefacts.
Rankings We are ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Archaeology in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject.


All years: Analytical methods; mathematics and quantitative methods; the nature of matter; archaeology of human remains; GIS for practitioners; introduction to archaeozoology; introduction to forensic archaeology; research skills; techniques and interpretation in instrumental analysis; topics in archaeometry; artefact studies; forensic taphonomy; funerary archaeology; past environments; site evaluation strategies; soils and chemical prospection; dissertation.

Assessment method


Entry requirements

A 1st degree in archaeology (or another relevant or related discipline) 2.1 or above; other relevant qualifications will be considered; North American students require a GPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 or an equivalent. IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9230 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9230 Whole course
Scotland £9230 Whole course
Wales £9230 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9230 Whole course
EU £23028 Whole course
International £23028 Whole course
Channel Islands £23028 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Archaeological Sciences at University of Bradford - UCAS