University of Sheffield

Department of Archaeology

MA Landscape Archaeology


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Landscape Archaeology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our long-established Masters programme in Landscape Archaeology is one of the most successful in Britain. It draws upon the skills, knowledge and experience that our staff have accumulated in the course of their research on landscapes and environments across the world – from Anglesey to Armenia, and from Heathrow Airport to early hominin landscapes at Makapansgat. The programme is underpinned by the conviction that the archaeological study of past landscapes and environments is not an end in itself. Rather, as the great French historian Marc Bloch reminded us, `behind the features of the landscape … there are people and it is people that history seeks to grasp´. Throughout this programme, therefore, you will explore the ways in which human beings have acted upon landscape and environments; the ways in which nature has acted upon humanity, constraining and directing human action; and the ways in which human perceptions of the natural worlds within which they live, and which they have made, influenced their actions.

The programme is designed to appeal to all those who want to further their understanding and appreciation of the landscapes within which they live and work. We have designed specific `pathways´ for those who wish to use the programme as a platform for advanced independent research at doctoral level (Research Track), and for those who wish to use it as training for a future career in archaeology and/or the management of the historic environment (Vocational Track).


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 minimum score 7.0 (with 6 in each component) or TOEFL minimum score 575, plus a score of 4.5 in written English.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12100 USD

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