University of Sheffield

Department of Archaeology

MSc Experimental Archaeology


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Experimental Archaeology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Experimental approaches are amongst the ways by which archaeologists develop understandings of archaeological evidence – as such they are central to the archaeological process. The MSc in Experimental Archaeology examines the traditional strengths of experimental archaeology - reconstructing ancient craft practices, testing building reconstructions and understanding site formation processes. However, we also question the assumptions that underpin such studies - we encourage you to probe their (frequently unacknowledged) theoretical frameworks and to scrutinise the claims to objectivity which accompany them. Through a combination of practical engagement with materials and process, and through theoretical critique, this programme enables you to explore (and to create) future directions for experimental archaeology – thereby contributing to our understanding of humanity's past. The programme is designed to appeal to all those who want to enhance their understanding of the past through the process of "doing" and "making" in the present, and will be especially valuable to those who wish to pursue careers or doctoral research in this field.


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 6.0 (with no less than 5 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

In State Tuition (per year): £12,100

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