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.
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.
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
|Northern Ireland||£9230||Whole course|
|Republic of Ireland||£9230||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£23028||Whole course|