The Master's in Archaeology and Heritage Practice provides tailored training for a career in archaeological heritage. How is the archaeological past managed and interpreted in the UK today? Our MA in Archaeology and Heritage Practice will allow you to investigate and critically appraise how the heritage industry and museums operate and communicate, focusing on archaeological sites and collections in the UK, and using real-life projects. Why Study Archaeology and Heritage Practice with us? Focusing on the UK but also appraising wider European and global themes and trends, our course explores how the past is managed and interpreted in contemporary society. Our focus is on archaeological heritage, enabling you to explore museums and a wide range of other heritage contexts. We utilise field trips to explore case studies from Chester, North Wales, West Midlands and North West England. You will have the chance to acquire advanced expertise in heritage debates and their current applications. You will also have opportunities to develop your ideas and expertise through a Research Project and a Research Dissertation and have opportunities to work with professional heritage organisations. How will I be taught? The principal methods of delivery will be a mixture of lectures, seminars, individual tutorials and field visits to archaeological and heritage sites. Each module runs for 2.5 hours per week across an eight-week period. You will also undertake 35 hours per week of guided independent study. The Research Project and Research Dissertation are taught through regular supervisory meetings.
Core modules: ; Research Skills in Archaeology and Heritage; Archaeological Heritage in Practice; research project or dissertation (for MA).
Assessment is via written work and other methods equivalent to approximately 4,000 words per module. The Research Project is assessed by an 8,000-word report, while your Research Dissertation will be approximately 16,000 words in length.
UK/EU Applicants: A good second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology or any relevant discipline is required. Credit exemption may be given for appropriate certificated or experiential learning undertaken or completed within the previous five years. International Applicants: See Providers website.
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