MA - Master of Arts
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 also those with backgrounds in other disciplines.
A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology or any relevant discipline is required. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classificaiton who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.
From a teaching college, to becoming the University of Chester, 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 Birkenhead. Through the work of...more