This course is designed to give graduates a systematic training in the application of modern scientific methods in archaeology.
It provides the necessary practical, analytical and interpretative skills to apply a wide range of specialist approaches in archaeology.
It aims to prepare students not only for research in archaeological science, but also to further career prospects in all areas of mainstream archaeology.
Students normally follow one of three pathways.
Environmental Archaeology focuses on subsistence and health through studies of animal bones, plant remains and biomarkers in human and non-human hard tissue. It also introduces environmental issues which impact on human beings, including environmental change.
Landscape Archaeology focuses on understanding and interpreting landscapes in the past using scientific methods.
Biomolecular Archaeology allows students to specialise in the use of biomolecular methods to study both human remains and artefacts.
The pathways are intended to guide students through appropriate modules; they are indicative rather than prescriptive and students may choose to take the optional modules offered in any combination, subject to timetabling.
International Student Requirements:
English language requirements: IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.