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Course summary

The MSc by Research in Archaeology is aimed at students who have a specific topic of interest into which they wish to conduct their own research. Research topics We welcome applications from anyone keen to work in fields that overlap with or complement our academic staff interests. These include:

  • human osteoarchaeology
  • isotopes and science-based methods of investigation
  • early civilisations and urban societies in the Mediterranean and Europe
  • Egyptology
  • Roman archaeology
  • the Byzantine world and late antiquity
  • costal and marine heritage
  • megalithic monuments
  • later European prehistory
  • the archaeology of Scotland
Breadth of expertise We have a wide range of expertise covering different areas, time periods and themes, including:
  • Bioarchaeology and isotope studies
  • Egyptology
  • Roman and ‘Celtic’ archaeology
  • The Byzantine World and Late Antiquity
  • Megalithic monuments
  • Prehistory of Europe, the Mediterranean and North-East Africa
  • Early civilisations and urban societies
  • The archaeology of Scotland
  • Cultural heritage and sustainability
  • Digital heritage and heritage policy
  • Archaeomaterials analysis
  • Human evolution
  • Conflict archaeology
  • Medieval archaeology
  • Computational archaeology
  • Marine and coastal archaeology
  • Buildings archaeology
  • Archaeological survey - Landscape Archaeology
Focal areas of research include:
  • Bioarchaeology/ Human Osteoarchaeology/ Biological Anthropology
  • Human–environment interactions
  • The transition from hunter-gatherer to farming communities
  • The development of complex societies
  • Cultural heritage perspectives on the past, present, and future
Research community The School of History, Classics & Archaeology, and our relationships with other subject areas and external organisations, such as the National Museums of Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland, allow us to arrange interdisciplinary study and supervision.

Modules

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on the University of Edinburgh website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Fees and funding

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Archaeology at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS