MA Archaeology of Rome and its Provinces
Roman Archaeology has undergone a transformation in the last 20 years, taking theoretical concepts and methodological techniques from other archaeological periods and applying them to Roman material. Southampton has been at the forefront of this, and you will be encouraged to draw on the expertise of the discipline as whole, and its links with other parts of the University. The breadth of options available provides you with a unrivalled opportunity to build a degree which develops your own interests.
This programme allows you to study Rome and its links with its provinces in the context of one of the leading archaeology departments. You will acquire an understanding of recent and current theoretical developments in the interpretation of the archaeological evidence, as well as a familiarity with major sites and an ability to handle and identify certain categories of cultural material. There will be an opportunity to undertake some of the programme through a course at the British School at Rome; alternative modules are available in Southampton.
This programme is distinctive in exploiting the theoretical, thematic and methodological expertise of Archaeology at Southampton. It provides a core of two compulsory modules which develop your understanding of Roman Archaeology as a discipline, your knowledge of one or more geographical areas in particular, and your familiarity with different forms of Roman materials.
You will acquire an understanding of recent and current theoretical developments in the interpretation of the archaeological evidence, as well as a familiarity with major sites and an ability to handle and identify certain categories of material culture.
Through the range of options available, you will then have the opportunity to build up your knowledge of particular archaeological themes and approaches, applying them to specifically Roman material.
The structure of the course is flexible enough to provide you with a thorough grounding in the archaeology of Rome and its provinces, whilst allowing you to develop your own specialist interests in the subject
You can combine elements from other programmes such as ceramics and lithics, computing, osteology, and maritime to develop specific practical and research skills.
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International Student Requirements:
All students are required to satisfy the University's English Language requirements. If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of your proficiency through one of the approved tests listed on our website.