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PgDip Archaeological Science

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Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Archaeological Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Create a bespoke degree that reflects your unique interests and ambitions through one of our two pathways: Bioarchaeology or Cross-discipline.

Course description

You'll choose from two different pathways to design your own course through a combination of core and optional modules. You'll have the choice of the Bioarchaeology or Cross-disciplinary pathway. The Cross-disciplinary pathway is suited to students who desire greater freedom of choice outside of the core modules or wish to study a combination of organic and inorganic materials.


You'll be taught through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.


Your assessments will include essays, portfolio work, practical work, exams and a journal-style paper.


Archaeobotany - Core
Zooarchaeology - Core
Quantitative Methods - Core
Applied Archaeological Science - Core
Journal-style Paper: c. 6000 words - Core
Research Design: Planning, Execution and Presentation - Core
Investigating Ancient Environments - Core
Human Osteology - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Usually a minimum 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject. But your interest in and understanding of archaeology is more important than what you studied at undergraduate level.