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Archaeological Science MSt

Key information

Qualification type

MSt - Master of Studies

Subject areas

Archaeological Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

The MSt in Archaeological Science is designed to give a broad but detailed grounding in the theory as well as practical experience in the major applications of science in archaeology, particularly for archaeologists who intend to pursue a career in archaeological project management or become policy makers in this area. The MSt in Archaeological Science is based on the research strengths of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology. The MSt consists of three taught elements taught over two nine-week terms, comprising materials analysis and the study of technological change, molecular bioarchaeology, and principles and practice of scientific dating, plus a 5,000-word report on a practical project chosen in consultation with the supervisor. The pre-set essay(s) and practical project provide opportunity for specialisation within these areas. Graduates from the MSt in Archaeological Science continue to careers in archaeological project management or more generally in commercial archaeology and in heritage management.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in archaeology or science. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0. However, entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a GPA of 3.7 or above, a first-class degree or the equivalent.