MA in Public Archaeology


Co-ordinators: Tim Schadla-Hall and Gabriel Moshenska

This unique degree, in a rapidly growing sector, is suitable both for those wishing to study the relationship between archaeology and the public as an academic subject and those wishing to pursue a career in the public aspects of archaeology.

The degree is designed to give students a considerable degree of flexibility over the topics that they study. All students take a compulsory core course in Public Archaeology, and a related project leading to a dissertation. They also choose to study 60 credits of options. This flexibility allows students to design a degree which is either more theoretically based or more practically based, depending on each individual's needs. The core course and options are assessed by written coursework. Teaching is by lectures, seminar/discussion groups, and a number of field trips.

The degree is available either full-time over one calendar year or part-time over two calendar years (commencing September).

The Institute of Archaeology supports the principles of the 1970 UNESCO Convention and the 1995 Unidroit Convention and is unique as a UK academic department in having an ethics policy concerning the illicit trade in antiquities.

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