Mediterranean Archaeology at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

The area around the Mediterranean presents many opportunities for archaeological research. This MSc allows you to explore the region through the examination of periods, geographical areas and themes. You will:

  • analyse contemporary theoretical approaches
  • hone your skills in current methodologies
  • take advantage of the specialist fields and periods of study that our staff, and those in history and classics, can offer
What will I learn? You will develop an understanding of:
  • specific regions and periods
  • current theories, methodologies and major research issues
This will provide the basis for a PhD or future participation in excavation, survey or lab work. Resources and expertise Edinburgh is ideal for archaeological study and research. You will benefit from national and local institutions and heritage agencies, such as the:
  • excellent collections of the National Museum
  • archival and bibliographic resources of Historic Environment Scotland
  • expertise and practical advice from staff in commercial companies
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


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Entry requirements

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Mediterranean Archaeology at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS