MA in Archaeology
The MA introduces students to the archaeology of selected themes, evidence types, periods and regions through a distinctive and unique programme, relating this to wider spheres of information and understanding in archaeology. It provides students with a robust grounding in theories, methods and approaches within contemporary archaeology (covering, for instance, phenomenology and materiality) through a core taught module. Students can then specialize in selected periods, regions and evidence types through a range of taught and directed study modules. The programme aims to engage students directly with first-hand archaeological evidence, exploring areas such as the relationship of sites to their wider landscape and cultural setting, processes of continuity and change within the archaeological record, and the interpretation of material culture. The teaching is geared towards students’ interests and career needs where possible.
Applicants with an interest in material culture/artefact studies are especially welcome to apply.
A first or second class honours degree in Archaeology, Classics, Ancient History, or related subject.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
- CL805 - Contemporary Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Issues
- CL807 - Settlement and Society in the Transmanche Region during the Iron Age
- CL821 - Ancient Greek Science: Astronomy and Medicine
- MT864 - Reading the Medieval Town: Canterbury, an International City
- CL897 - CL Dissertation
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