Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered
Our MRes programme provide a personalised and focused introduction to postgraduate research allowing you to develop as an independent researcher with the support of an expert in Archaeology.
It provides a rigorous overview of the current state of scholarship in your selected field, guides you, through a programme of directed, individualised reading, to the selection of a feasible research project, and allows you to complete a substantial piece of research.
Case Study: Emily Prtak
"I hope that the MRes will provide a better background in research than a taught master’s would, which will help when applying for PhDs and, in turn, postgraduate research positions."
Read Emily's full case study
Why Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology?
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology has academic staff who are actively engaged in research ranging from early prehistory through to late antiquity.
Here are some of our specialisms:-
- Ancient near east
- Cultural evolution
- Early technologies
- Egyptian material and archaeological culture
- Egyptian written culture
- Evolutionary theory
- Graeco-Roman civilisation
- Human osteology
- Palaeolithic archaeology
- Palaeoclimatic change
- Research skills
- Upper Palaeolithic art
Fieldwork is an important part of research in archaeology and we have projects based internationally, in Egypt, Greece, Bulgaria, Jordan, Turkey, Italy, Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa, as well as in the British Isles.
Taught master's programmes
We offer a unique breadth of taught master's degrees in Classics and Ancient History, Archaeology (MA or MSc), Human Evolution, Classics and Egyptology.
You can configure a wide choice of modules to suit your interests and requirements and there are opportunities to learn different approaches and techniques, as well as ancient languages such as Greek, Latin, Akkadian, Sumerian, Egyptian and Coptic.
All of our master’s degrees provide intensive training to prepare you for doctoral research and employment.
The Ancient World and Archaeology has been studied at Liverpool since the 1880s, so we've had plenty of time to build up an enviable library and a fantastic museum.
The Garstang Museum, which is in the ACE building, has outstanding archaeological collections, along with extensive laboratory facilities for conservation, lithics, geomagnetism, stable isotope, trace elements, finds processing and sample preparation.
We also have a GIS suite with facilities for archaeological drawing and offer 24-hour access for taught students to a dedicated Student Resource Centre, complete with PCs, personal lockers, desk space, wi-fi and a networked printer.