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The study of humans through the excavation of various sites and analysis of artifacts can be fascinating. If you want to advance your knowledge of archaeology, you may benefit from acquiring a master’s degree in this field. One of the first questions you may have about this degree is, what is an MSc in Archaeology? While working on this degree, you will extensively study current archaeologic… Read more

The study of humans through the excavation of various sites and analysis of artifacts can be fascinating. If you want to advance your knowledge of archaeology, you may benefit from acquiring a master’s degree in this field.

One of the first questions you may have about this degree is, what is an MSc in Archaeology? While working on this degree, you will extensively study current archaeological theories as well as different interpretive trends. Although you may be able to cater your degree to your particular interests, you will likely take courses that cover all world regions, time periods, and specialized theoretical topics.

Acquiring a Master of Science in Archaeology is beneficial because you will be able to advance your knowledge in this field. This may allow you to enhance your career options after graduation and potentially give you the ability to work at some of the most fascinating archaeology sites throughout the world.

Institutions throughout the country and throughout the world charge a different amount for their graduate programs. If you want to obtain an MSc in Archaeology, the costs will likely depend on where you attend school and the duration of the program. It is recommended that you contact your school of choice directly to understand all the fees involved.  

Although you may picture yourself working outdoors performing archaeological research, you can find employment in a variety of different settings with a master’s degree in archaeology. For example, you may be able to find a job working at a museum, a college or university, a government agency, a consulting firm, or at a private or public foundation as an educator, researcher, or consultant.

There are archaeological programs throughout the entire world for students pursuing master’s degrees. Our extensive database is a great place to start exploring your options and discovering what kinds of programs are out there. To begin the process, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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International Telematic University UNINETTUNO
Rome, Italy

The MSc in Applied Archaeological Sciences is designed in order to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to students, researchers, managers and leaders of the Cultural ... +

The MSc in Applied Archaeological Sciences is designed in order to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to students, researchers, managers and leaders of the Cultural Heritage sector. The program is an original combination of modern concept and needs for identification, documentation, maintenance, rescue and diffusion of at risk world heritage. Contemporary approaches which act as catalysts in the preservation and documentation of cultural heritage, that is also relevant to past social and anthropological interpretations through the interdisciplinary approach. -
MSc
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
18 months
English, Italian
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cranfield University
Swindon, United Kingdom +1 More

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how traditional and advanced techniques from archaeology and physical anthropology can be applied in the fo ... +

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how traditional and advanced techniques from archaeology and physical anthropology can be applied in the forensic context. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 36 months
English
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

This MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeological Sciences gives graduates in Archaeology and related subjects a systematic training in the application of modern scientific m ... +

This MSc or Postgraduate Diploma 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. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field. Gain the theoretical knowledge needed to reconstruct biological profiles from hard tissue, supported b ... +

Learn the practical skills needed to recover human remains in the field. Gain the theoretical knowledge needed to reconstruct biological profiles from hard tissue, supported by laboratory-based training. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This programme gives you the skills to work with human skeletal remains, which are the most direct evidence of past lifeways. The scientific investigation of human skeletal re ... +

This programme gives you the skills to work with human skeletal remains, which are the most direct evidence of past lifeways. The scientific investigation of human skeletal remains, also known as Bioarchaeology or Physical Anthropology, gives unique insights into human history. Demographic shifts, environmental changes, migrations, the spread of diseases and the impact of violence and conflict all leave traces on the skeleton. The MSc in Human Osteoarchaeology provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to understand these important skeletal biographies and interpret them in their cultural context (biocultural approach), at the individual and the population level, combining theoretical learning with hands-on practice. The programme draws on a variety of techniques, ranging from a visual examination of the whole skeleton to the biomolecular analysis of small bone samples. Students gain invaluable hands-on experience with the School's extensive Scottish skeletal collection. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom

This programme is a pathways-based research degree, with a strong emphasis on the development of skills and specialisms in Higher Archaeological Practice, Palaeoanthropology o ... +

This programme is a pathways-based research degree, with a strong emphasis on the development of skills and specialisms in Higher Archaeological Practice, Palaeoanthropology or Bioarchaeology. You may choose to focus on one of these areas, or alternatively, you may prefer to acquire a broad range of skills across these specialisms. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

3D methods of digitally documenting objects, sites, and landscapes offer significant potential to archaeology and heritage management. Digital data can be a way of archiving h ... +

3D methods of digitally documenting objects, sites, and landscapes offer significant potential to archaeology and heritage management. Digital data can be a way of archiving heritage (the need for this has been graphically illustrated by the loss of world heritage sites to conflict) and it is becoming the gold standard for the commercial recording of sites and landscapes. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The taught MSc in Archaeology offers a wide range of course options, which can be tailored to suit your particular interests and requirements. You will acquire an in-depth und ... +

The taught MSc in Archaeology offers a wide range of course options, which can be tailored to suit your particular interests and requirements. You will acquire an in-depth understanding of the subject, particularly its history and development, and its links with historical, social and natural sciences. The flexibility of the programme structure allows you to tailor your studies to take full advantage of the wide range of specialist fields and periods of study that our staff can offer. You will explore contemporary theoretical perspectives and develop your academic and practical skills using current methodologies and practices in order to prepare for a professional role in archaeology or further studies at the doctoral level. Studying in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology you will benefit from small-group seminars and individual supervision from nationally- and internationally-renowned scholars. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The taught MSc in Classical Art and Archaeology programme offers you the opportunity to study ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the Iron Age to the late Roman/early Christia ... +

The taught MSc in Classical Art and Archaeology programme offers you the opportunity to study ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the Iron Age to the late Roman/early Christian period through their material remains. The programme focuses on the ancient Mediterranean world broadly defined: not just the archaeology of Greece and Rome but also areas of the Near East and north-western Europe. Should your interests lie in a field that overlaps a related subject area, you’ll appreciate our interdisciplinary approach, which allows you to draw on the experience of staff throughout the School. By choosing this degree, you’ll have access to the expertise of our academics who are all passionate about the classical period and its art, social history and archaeology. By choosing courses of interest to you, each student’s programme will be different, and a further element of personalisation is provided in the choice of dissertation topic. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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