University of Sheffield

Department of Archaeology

MA Archaeology


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

At Sheffield, we are committed to the position that archaeology should inspire those who study it and those who explore the results of that study. Archaeology offers the widest perspective possible on the diversity of human history at a world scale and it asks fundamental questions concerning the nature of humanity and the processes that brought about significant changes in human history, including the earliest global migrations, the origins of agriculture, and the nature and development of complex societies.

In undertaking this quest, archaeology employs all sources of relevant information, such as artefacts, architecture, written texts (where available), and animal and plant remains, and draws its inspiration from dialogue with a wide range of disciplines.

You'll develop skills to evaluate critically different sources of information and to work between the theoretical and practical demands of the discipline.

Sheffield is the ideal place to study archaeology. Our staff are research leaders across the discipline - from science-based archaeology to archaeological theory, and from the archaeology of earliest humans to the archaeology of the early modern world.

We harness this diversity within the unity of a discipline devoted to understanding past humanity, and use it to provide you with the opportunity to work between and across different viewpoints and approaches, and to make your own mind up about their strengths and weaknesses. What we will ask of you, as a member of our lively academic community, is that you develop your own answers to the questions raised.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL 550 with TWE 4.5 (paper based) or TOEFL 213, TWE 4.5 (computer based) or TEOFL 79-80 (IBT), or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 13990 GBP

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