Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered
The MA in Archaeology is an ideal postgraduate degree if you want to study the major developments in human societies from the origins of settled life to the florescence of the great civilisations.
We'll teach you a variety of practical archaeological techniques and cover in depth the prehistory of the Mediterranean region, the Near East and Northern Europe or Classical Archaeology.
This degree is great preparation for a research degree or, with the practical skills it covers, for a career in archaeology. The problem solving, analytical and team-working skills you'll gain are transferable to other types of employment.
For any enquiries, please contact Dr Magnus Widell.
You will take a taught programme of 180 credit points, comprised of 120 credits worth of modules plus a 15,000-20,000 word research dissertation worth 60 credits which is to be submitted at the end of the academic year. You will be able to tailor the degree programme to suit your interests and requirements as far as possible within the options available.
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.