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Full time | Moulsecoomb Campus | 1 year | OCT

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Geology Geoarchaeology

Course type


Course Summary


Our Geoarchaeology MRes will build your theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, preparing you for a career in research, or as a field or laboratory-based geoarchaeologist.

Geoarchaeology forms the core of your learning as you work across different subject areas including; physical geography, palaeoenvironments, sedimentology, GIS and remote sensing, and the Pleistocene epoch.

You will develop your skills in research methodology, data collection and analysis, and geoarchaeological techniques. You’ll study depositional environments and sedimentology, fundamental in understanding the distribution, accessibility and preservation of archaeological sites and artefacts, and the foundation upon which all palaeoenvironmental reconstruction is based.

The course gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to areas that specifically interest you. You will be linked to our research Centre for Earth Observation Science and your interests matched to the areas of expertise of our renowned researchers who have many years of experience collaborating with universities and industry globally. This provides an opportunity for you to contribute to innovative and impactful research.

How this course is delivered

We are designing your teaching timetable with the aim of maximising the time you spend on campus, with measures in place to make it as safe, enjoyable and social for everyone as possible.

Every student will have timetabled in-person learning. This will vary by course and could include activities such as seminars and tutorials, workshops, studio time, clinical skills sessions and laboratory classes.

Some of your timetabled learning will delivered online: for example, large lectures may be delivered online live and be made available as recordings.


The Geoarchaeology MRes intends to maximise both your personal and professional potential, and provides a foundation for careers in research, with a route to further study through a PhD, as well as industry and academia.

On course completion, you will be equipped with practical research-based training, plus the necessary transferable skills to prepare you for career progression.


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Entry requirements

Degree and experience: A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university provides students with a choice of more than 200 courses, with a wide range of postgraduate programmes available and many of them accredited by relevant professional bodies. Students can choose between different flexible studying options, meaning they can achieve their...more

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