MA Research Methods for Archaeology
Co-ordinator: Stephen Shennan
The MA in Research Methods for Archaeology is a one-year degree which offers a tailor-made programme of study designed as a preparation for an MPhil or PhD research project. This degree is suitable for students who have already chosen their research topic, but who need to acquire research skills before embarking on a higher (MPhil or PhD) degree. It is particularly suited for those applying for AHRC One-Year Studentships designed as preparation for MPhil or PhD research. The student's supervisor is responsible with the student for planning the programme of study as a whole and students should contact their proposed supervisor before applying for admission. Students who do not yet have a clearly defined research project in mind would be better advised to apply for the MA in Archaeology, or one of the other MA or MSc degree programmes offered by the Institute of Archaeology.
Please note that this course is available either on a full-time or part-time basis.
For more information about the Programme structure, including details on the modules, please use the link below.
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
There is an application processing fee for this programme of £75 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
The programme is aimed at students who have chosen a research topic, but need to acquire research skills before embarking on a higher degree. Students without a clearly defined research project in mind would normally find one of the other Master's programmes at the Institute of Archaeology more suitable.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Research Methods for Archaeology at graduate level
- why you want to study Research Methods for Archaeology at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
- your proposed area of research
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
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