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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Archaeology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This course offers you the opportunity to acquire a highly advanced set of conceptual skills developed in the pursuit of new knowledge, which can be applied within or beyond an academic or scholarly context. Research training in any academic discipline helps to channel creativity into critical innovatory reasoning. The legitimate authority of original, independent research depends upon persuasive analytical arguments supported by critically evaluated evidence.

Our research areas include: Early and Later Prehistory, Classical Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Republican archaeology; Roman provincial archaeology; and late antique and early medieval archaeology, with a focus on the eastern Mediterranean and western Indian Ocean. Key specialisms include: archaeology of human evolution, archaeology of prehistoric architecture, archaeology of urban settlement, archaeology of cult and ritual, death and burial, port archaeology, social archaeology, archaeology and photography, attitudes to the past, post-colonialism and archaeology, and interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies in history and archaeology.

At Birkbeck, you are initially registered on an MPhil and you upgrade to a PhD after satisfactory progress in the first year or two. You need to find a suitable academic supervisor at Birkbeck, who can offer the requisite expertise to guide and support you through your research.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full-time home/EU students: £4260 pa, the tuition fee indicated here is for 2018/19. The tuition fee for 2019/20 is subject to an inflationary increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Full-time international students: £12325 pa, the tuition fee indicated here is for 2018/19. The tuition fee for 2019/20 is subject to an inflationary increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a good degree in ancient history, archaeology, classical studies, classics, history or a related discipline. Students applying for the MPhil/PhD by distance learning will need a distinction at MA level (or equivalent) in history, classics, or archaeology.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more