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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

The study of material artefacts is vital to our understanding of craft production, use and trade in ancient and historic societies.

You choose one of three pathways: Experimental Archaeology, Materials and Technological Analysis, and Material Culture Studies. The latter gives you the option of a work placement where you can focus on a subject, technique or form that interests you.

Each pathway has a different emphasis which is reflected in the compulsory modules. Through optional modules, you can choose to engage with particular historic periods, theory, ethnographic case studies, and different approaches to material culture.

Lectures, seminars and presentations are complemented by practical work – in the laboratory and in the field, so you develop the skill set you need to work with archaeological material. For your dissertation, you’ll work on a project on a particular aspect of material culture.

Teaching

You can expect a balanced timetable of lectures, seminars and practicals. You’ll have access to specialist labs and world-class reference collections. Many of our masters courses include a fieldwork or project-based component.

We integrate humanities and science-based approaches to nurture a deeper understanding. You’ll have the opportunity to explore different viewpoints and make up your own mind about their strengths and weaknesses.

We’ll help you to develop your critical thinking as well as your practical skills. What we ask of you, as a member of our lively academic community, is that you challenge, question, and explore.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Reinventing Archaeology - Core
Materialising Culture: Agents, Things and Social Processes - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.