Bristol University

MA Archaeology


International Centre, Queens Road

Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

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Format: Campus

Program Description:

This new programme will give you the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the theory, methods and practice of archaeology in a variety of historical, environmental and material contexts; to gain experience of investigative techniques and technologies (eg geophysical analysis) and to engage with interdisciplinary perspectives drawing on anthropology, cultural and historical studies and geographical sciences. The programme offers the opportunity to pursue a pathway dedicated to a particular theme: Conflict, Historical, Landscape, Maritime, or Pre-History Archaeology The taught component comprises six units which are taught over two teaching blocks. The research component - the dissertation - is written over the summer and submitted in September. Core units All students must take three core units: * Methods and Theory in Archaeology * Investigating Landscapes and Seascapes * Heritage Management Students also undertake two units under their chosen pathway (Conflict, Historical, Landscape, Maritime or Pre-History) and one further optional unit selected from a list such as the following: * Archaeology of Standing Buildings * Maritime Cultures * Material Culture * Mediatized Landscapes * Globalisation * Early Human Origins Dissertation At the completion of the taught units, students undertake a research dissertation. Alternatively, they may opt to take a short dissertation and a summer work placement. The dissertation is submitted in the middle of September


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