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Celtic Archaeology MA/PgDip

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Full time | Bangor University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Archaeology Celtic Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past.

The programme aims to deepen knowledge of archaeology beyond undergraduate level, with particular emphasis on Celtic archaeology. It provides the opportunity for students to specialise in a particular academic area, so as to gain a close understanding of the archaeological debates around it. The programme acquaints students with relevant archaeological theoretical issues and methods of interpretation and the use of evidence. It also provides the student with the necessary research skills to produce an original piece of work on a chosen topic, under supportive supervision. Students can exit at Postgraduate Diploma level.


The later prehistoric archaeological record of the Irish Sea zone share many common traits (e.g. the presence of megaliths) that suggest it might be considered a legitimate area of analysis. This module will explore the archaeological record of the Irish Sea zone (primarily Ireland, Cornwall, Wales and Scotland) for the period 8000 - 1600 BC, a period that saw major changes in climate, subsistence, settlement and mortuary practices. The module will draw from this rich prehistoric record in order to consider the competing interpretations of interaction and isolation across the Irish sea and along the western sea board.

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need a 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent qualifications.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more

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