The Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies (Hons) degree from The University of Winchester has a multidisciplinary approach to the human past, led by expert faculty from two of Winchester’s leading teaching and research departments, archaeology and history. You may find it rewarding to choose modules from different disciplines that complement each other, for example: The Greek World (Archaeology) and Culture and Society in 5th-Century BC Athens (History); Exploiting the Greek and Roman Natural World (Archaeology) and Greek and Roman Religion (History); Byzantium and Beyond (Archaeology) and The Byzantine Empire (History), and Medieval Archaeology and The Age of the Vikings (History).
Although the library is likely to be your main base as a student, you won’t be a bookworm. You can join fieldwork research projects in the UK, Barbados and Georgia and make good use of the archaeology department’s fully equipped laboratory and the latest range of industry-standard surveying equipment, including a ground penetrating radar and geoscan gradiometers
In Year 1, you gain an introduction to archaeology and historical studies and have the option to participate in an excavation. Throughout Year 2, you focus on independent learning, choosing from a range of thematic studies such as Norman kingship and the archaeology of death, as well as period studies on classical Greece and The Vikings.
In Year 3, you write an 8,000 to 10,000 word study on a topic of your choosing. This is an opportunity to study through the extensive use of primary source material and use both historical and archaeological approaches alongside a supervisor from each discipline. In addition, you pick from a range of in-depth courses in church archaeology, climate change and popular modules such as The Celts, which use both ancient sources and archaeological evidence.
Graduates pursue careers in teaching, archives, field archaeology and museums.
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- Introduction to Archaeology
- The Archaeology of the Historic Period
- World Prehistory
- Introduction to Material Culture
- Reading and Writing History
- Creating and Consuming History
- Geographic Information Systems
- Later prehistoric Europe
- Roman Britain
- The early Roman empire
- Representation and art in archaeology
- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesArchaeology History General Studies & Classics View 159 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A minimum of a grade C in one of the following A-level subjects: History, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Classics, Ancient History, History of Art, Economics, Politics or English.
- A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.
- International Baccalaureate: 104-120 points including to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.
- A grade 5 in one of the following A-level subjects: History, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Classics, Ancient History, History of Art, Economics, Politics or English.
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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