Loader
logo
Course Image

Course Description

Archaeology is the study of past societies through the material remains of their way of life and death. We often think of archaeology as the process of digging, and it is true that much of our evidence comes from excavation. There is a thrill in being the first person to touch an artefact untouched for hundreds, sometimes thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of years. Archaeology is also the study of standing remains, and at Durham we cover both the very ancient past of human prehistory, and the recent past of buildings which may still be occupied today. The MA at Durham is designed to take you on this journey of discovery and to give you the tools to carry our research and interpretation for yourself. The MA at Durham University offers the chance to study archaeology at post-graduate level and specialise in a topic of your choice within the strands listed below. The MA provides the opportunity to further your research in archaeology with a view to doctoral level research or enhance your research and analytical skills and pick up vital transferable skills ready for work in the commercial archaeology sector or in the wider employment market. Staff of the highest international research calibre are available to teach on the Durham MA. The MA in Archaeology allows you to choose from six strands: ? Prehistory ? Rock Art ? Egypt Ancient India Near East ? Roman Archaeology ? Historic Archaeology ? Cultural Landscapes of Eurasia The MA has two pathways, each offering a flexible choice of modules and both offering research and study skills preparatory to undertaking a PhD: The Specialist route is designed for those wishing research preparation in breadth within a specialised chronological period or geographical area. The Research Training route is designed for those wishing research training in depth in a very particular field of archaeological enquiry. Both routes share a compulsory module in research and study skills and allow you to develop your research through a dissertation.

Archaeology is the study of past societies through the material remains of their way of life and death. We often think of archaeology as the process of digging, and it is true that much of our evidence comes from excavation. There is a thrill in being the first person to touch an artefact untouched for hundreds, sometimes thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of years. Archaeology is also the...

Read More

Related Courses