You will study three core modules on archaeological theory and interpretation, landscape archaeology, and GIS and spatial analysis. In addition, MA and Diploma students will select three optional modules from a wide range of choices. These can include field survey, virtual landscapes, digital cultures, funerary archaeology, material culture, landscapes of conflict, and cultural studies ranging from European prehistory and Egyptology to Classical and Byzantine archaeology.
Research training is provided for all postgraduate students, and MA students put this into practice by researching a topic of your own choice for a supervised 15,000-word dissertation.
Fees and funding
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2015/16 are as follows:
Home/EU: £6,210 full-time; £3,105 part-time
Overseas: £14,140 full-time
Home/EU: £4,140 full-time; £2,070 part-time
Overseas: £14,140 full-time
Home/EU: £2,070 full-time or part-time
Overseas: £7,070 full-time
For part-time students studying an MA or Diploma, the above fee quoted is for year one only and tuition fees will also be payable in year two of your programme.
Eligibility for Home/EU or Overseas fees can be verified with Admissions. Learn more about fees for international students.
Tuition fees can either be paid in full or by instalments. Learn more about postgraduate tuition fees and funding.
Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
University of Birmingham graduates may be entitled to a fee reduction through the College of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary scheme.
For the MA programmes, we normally require a 2:1 degree, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the selected pathway
For the PG Diploma/PG Certificate programmes, we normally require a 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the selected pathway
Learn more about entry requirements
We accept a range of qualifications; our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
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