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Archaeology of Death and Memory MA

Archaeology of Death and Memory MA

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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Funerary Archaeology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview

How and why have the dead been treated and commemorated so differently from prehistory to the present day? Our MA in Archaeology of Death and Memory explores the complex history of death and memory from the hunter-gatherer societies of the Palaeolithic to recent times.

Why study this course with us?

Our course is an exciting, cross-period postgraduate course of global application. It will allow you to examine and gain advanced expertise in the study of death, burial, and commemoration in the human past, shedding light on debates and concerns of our present day.

The course focuses on archaeology but is unusually cross-disciplinary. You will explore debates that connect archaeology to research themes shared across the humanities and social sciences, including studies of ritual, the body, material culture, memory, and mortality. Consequently, this degree will interest those with first degrees in archaeology or history, and those with backgrounds in other disciplines.

Assessment

Assessment for the core and optional modules is via written work and other methods equivalent to approximately 4,000 words per 20-credit module. The Research Dissertation will be approximately 16,000 words in length.

Careers and Employability

Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Modules

The module explores the rich interdisciplinary and growing research field of ?the archaeology of memory? in relation to landscapes. The module draws on case studies worldwide from different periods and places to illustrate current debates on the roles of material culture, monuments and landscapes in the creation and recreation of the past in the past.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,885

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

13,450

Entry requirements

You need a 2:1 honour degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology or any relevant discipline is required. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they can perform at the level required to complete the course successfully.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more

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