MA Aegean Archaeology
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
We inspire students to explore and excel through imaginative teaching and the world-leading research we conduct across the globe.
About the course
Course description 2017
Our MA in Aegean Archaeology offers a series of specialist modules on the archaeology of the Aegean and neighbouring regions, situated within a sophisticated and intellectually demanding theoretical context.
We encourage a diachronic perspective and broad range of approaches and throughout the programme we will encourage and support you in the development of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, problem-solving and independent judgement.
- Current Issues in Aegean Prehistory
- Reinventing Archaeology
- Research Design
- Planning, Execution and Presentation
Choose from a range including:
- Mediterranean Landscapes
- Rethinking the Ancient Economy
- Experimental Archaeology
- The Archaeology of Cyprus
- Introduction to Human Osteology
- Ethnography in Archaeology
- Materialising Culture: Agents, Things and Social Processes
- Reconstructing Ancient Technologies: Ceramics
How we will teach and assess you
Our students come from all around the world and the content of our courses reflects this. You can expect a balanced timetable of lectures, seminars and practicals. Many of our masters courses also include a fieldwork or project work component.
Our teaching staff are leading scholars in their field. Through their research and field projects they are active in generating new knowledge that feeds directly into their teaching.
This course can be taken full-time or part-time.
If you study part-time, you'll take two 15-credit modules in each semester during Year 1 and Year 2, and either a dissertation or placement module over the summer of Year 2. We arrange for you to attend two days a week but we try to be as flexible as possible.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
First or 2:1 honours degree in archaeology, history or a related subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
If you accept a place on one of our courses, you may be eligible to apply for WRoCAH and University of Sheffield studentships. There are also a number of departmental and programme-specific scholarships available each year. See our website for details.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.