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Conflict Archaeology and Heritage MSc/PgDip

Conflict Archaeology and Heritage MSc/PgDip

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Archaeology Of Specific Kinds

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

From battlefield archaeology, to the anthropology of warfare, to archaeologies of confinement, this Masters will explore in depth the many and varied ways that human conflict can be interrogated via an archaeologically focused interdisciplinary approach, encompassing time periods from the prehistoric to the modern. In addition to taught elements, the programme will encourage students to engage with the subject on a practical basis and will involve fieldtrips to a number of battlefields and other sites relevant to their studies.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The programme’s focus on conflict landscapes makes field trips an integral part of the MSc. Amongst the significant battlefields you will visit are the iconic sites of Bannockburn and Culloden.
  • The programme is based within the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, which is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for the study of conflict heritage and archaeology.
  • Conflict sites, both ancient and modern, which include battlefields and other sites (such as POW camps, fortifications and war graves) have come to be accepted as important elements of the world’s cultural heritage, and this programme provides an ideal grounding if you are interested in the management of these fields of conflict.
  • You will benefit from a unique portfolio of ongoing research and archive material, including artefacts, historic documents, and other resources; you will also have access to a wide range of specialist archives, museums, professional archaeological units, and scientific institutions.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The Centre has a strong track record of students going on to employment in universities, museums, commercial archaeology, government agencies, and archives both here and abroad.

The MSc in particular has proved to be an excellent platform to progression into PhD study.

Modules

This course will provide an introduction to the study of conflict in its various forms, ranging from prehistoric tribal conflict to total war in an industrialised world. It will help students to understand the way that evolving tactics and technology within varying social contexts have influenced the character of conflict over time. The course will also examine the relationship between history and archaeology through the use of historical sources as a framework for archaeological research.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this postgraduate taught programme is a 2.1 Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification in Archaeology or another relevant subject (for example Geography, Geology, History or Environmental Science); or suitable practical experience.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more