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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

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Course type


Course Summary

The MRes offers research general training and skills for those intending to pursue careers in which an understanding of research methods will be useful. You will further your own intellectual development and enhance your independent research skills by completing a major research project. The degree is ideal preparation for students who possess a sound understanding of the subject and who wish to undertake a PhD in Archaeology. In this sense, an MRes, as a substantial piece of original academic work, might well prove to be a decisive advantage when seeking future funding for doctoral study. MRes Archaeology is ideal preparation for a research career in Archaeology, following the suggested model of one year research training plus 3-year PhD favoured by the AHRC. Archaeology graduates pursue a wide variety of careers, ranging from law and business, to teaching and publishing. During your degree, alongside your academic knowledge, you will develop many transferable skills that are sought after by employers.

Different course options

Full time | University Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 (or international equivalent) preferably in archaeology. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.