University of Sheffield

Department of Archaeology

MSc Archaeological Materials


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Archaeological Materials

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Archaeology at Sheffield is built on the understanding that human beings construct themselves, and the societies within which they live, through their activities in the world. They create their material world, the world that is left to us as archaeologists, through technological practice. The application of scientific techniques to the study of archaeological materials is therefore pivotal to our understanding of material culture and the people who made it. The MSc in Archaeological Materials provides you with training in the principles and application of such analytical techniques. In addition, ethnographic studies and experimental work are used to provide you with detailed insights into the relationship between human action, technological process and material culture. Practical work includes experimental reconstruction and analysis of high temperature industrial debris and artefacts made of metals, glass and ceramics.


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:

Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6 in each element or TOEFL paper test 625 or TOEFL computer 263 or TOEFL iBT 113 or USEPT 75% with minimum of 70% in each element.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 13990 GBP

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