Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered
This MSc programme concentrates on science-based archaeology and is ideal for people who want to become post-excavation or artefact specialists in the museum or commercial sectors.
There are two pathways to choose from: Artefact, and Landscape and Environment. Each would be suitable for graduates in archaeology or science subjects, who want to start or further their careers in these exciting fields.
The programme would also be useful preparation for further academic research and the skills you'll gain, such as problem-solving and team work, will be attractive to any employer.
For any enquiries please contact Dr Magnus Widell.
The MSc in Archaeology consists of 180 credits of study. You will take a taught programme of 120 credits, comprised of eight modules, each of 15 credits, divided evenly into four modules per semester. You will also be required to complete a 15,000-20,000 word research dissertation 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.