Archaeology and Ancient History


Our MA (Master of Arts) courses are postgraduate-level courses. They will be suitable if you already have a relevant undergraduate degree, or if you are an archaeology or heritage professional with relevant skills and experience. Masters-level study will enhance your knowledge and give you scope to study for a more advanced qualification, such as a PhD.

If you know from the outset that you can't or don't want to commit to a full Masters degree, you can apply to do a Postgraduate Certificate, which involves taking two taught modules, or a Postgraduate Diploma, comprising four taught modules. Similarly, if for any reason you are unable to complete the full MA, you can opt to leave with a lower award. Successful completion of the first two modules (60 credits) entitles you to a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) or successful completion of four taught modules (120 credits) entitles you to a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).

Available courses

The Classical Mediterranean MA (also available as PGDip or PGCert)
2 years, by distance learning
As a period of cultural history, the scope and influence of the classical age is staggering. In this degree, you’ll study the history and archaeology of the time, as well as the role classical antiquity plays in the modern world.

Archaeology and Heritage MA (also available as PGDip or PGCert)
2 years, by distance learning
How should archaeological sites be presented to the public? What are the ethical concerns around preservation and restoration? This degree is about understanding how we value and understand archaeological heritage.

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