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MA Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology

MA Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art History Cultural Studies Archaeology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Material culture tells the story of people and their things: allowing us insights into the significance that objects held for people in the past.

Interweaving practical and theoretical approaches to material culture, this course explores ethnoarchaeological and experimental archaeological approaches to objects, alongside functional analyses of a broad range of artefact types.

You will discover the theories underpinning our understanding of the material world while developing invaluable practical skills such as designing and executing your own experimental archaeology project, the analysis of microscopic wear and residue traces, working with objects from excavations and museum collections or making a short documentary film for the heritage sector.

Whatever your period of interest is, this course will equip you with the skills and experience you need to begin a career in cultural heritage, academia, or commercial archaeology.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Careers and skills

This course will equip you for a number of careers in a diverse range of sectors, including the heritage sector, commercial archaeology, film, television and journalism. It will also give you a solid foundation for further study and research within academia.

Different course options

Full time | University of York | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module aims to equip students with the essential theoretical skills required to critically reflect on experimental research and its application to the study of material culture.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,040

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,240

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree: 2:1 or equivalent in Archaeology, Anthropology or a related field; Other qualifications and experience: Alternative qualifications and professional experience will also be considered.