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The award
MRes

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 4180 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15210 per year

All study options

About Archaeology at University of Birmingham

This versatile programme provides a basis both for doctoral study and for career development in archaeology and in heritage and cultural environment professions. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and a taught component that develops research and analytical skills. Potential research projects can be on any archaeological subject, as agreed with the supervisor, and there is a wide range of choice for the taught component, enabling students to build their own unique programme of study.

The principal element of the programme, and of assessment, is the 20,000-word research dissertation on a subject agreed by you and a member of staff with appropriate research interests. This research project also forms the core of your application to study, and we recommend that you discuss your proposed research project with a potential supervisor in advance of applying. The thesis can be regarded as an independent piece of research or a foundation for doctoral-level study. The potential areas for research are very diverse and include British and European prehistory, the archaeology of the Roman World, Late Antiquity and Greece, and thematic areas such as environment, landscape, material culture, death and burial, age and gender, warfare, ritual and religion, and archaeological theory and method.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4180 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15210 per year
  • The awardMResHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3510 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Students will need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English and they can demonstrate their level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications.

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