University of Sheffield

Department of Biblical Studies

MA Archaeology, the Bible and Ancient Cultures


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Archaeology, Biblical Studies and Ancient Cultures

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This is a taught programme at the postgraduate level, a 12-month research-track MA degree for students who intend to pursue a MPhil/PhD degree but who need to strengthen their research or ancient language skills or need to deepen their understanding of the field of Archaeology or Biblical Studies.

Students can focus on ancient Levantine Iron Age cultures and the Hebrew Bible, on the New Testament and Greco-Roman cultures in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean, or do work in both time periods and collections of biblical books. Ancient koine Greek, Latin, and Biblical Hebrew can be learned as well as German or Arabic, depending on one´s future research plans.

Run in partnership with our top-rated Department of Archaeology, this course is designed to deepen your understanding of archaeology and biblical studies, with an emphasis on the histroy and culture of the eastern Mediterranean form the Iron Age to the Roman Period.  You'll have the opportunity to learn new skills, in research, ancient languages, and archaeological methods.  If you have no previous field experience you can take part in three weeks of excavations at an eastern Mediterranean location.


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 £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL 600 (paper based) or TOEFL 250, TEOFL iBT 100, or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12160 GBP

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