Durham University
  • Info on Application
  • 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • County Durham


The MA in Archaeology can be studied on a full-time and part-time basis. Through sets of specialist modules, skills-oriented classes and workshops, and dissertation research it provides the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge in archaeology with a view to progressing to doctoral-level research or to pick up vital transferable skills ready for working in commercial archaeology or in the wider employment market.

A unique feature of our MA is the provision of specialist strands within which you will study, allowing you to gain breadth and depth in your understanding of particular periods, areas and topics. The current strands are:

Egypt / Near East /Asia (ENEA)
The Classical World
Medieval and Post Medieval Archaeology

By the end of this course you will have gained considerable specialist knowledge related to your period/area of study from our team of leading experts; you will also have developed your skills and experience in areas such as the collection, management and analysis of archaeological data and materials; current archaeological approaches, methods, and practice; the presentation of archaeological research; and a range of practical skills such as numismatics, museum artefacts, geophysics etc.

Durham University

The Paletine Centre,

Durham University,

Stockton Road,


DH1 3LE,

Tel: 0191 334 2000