The Archaeology and Anthropology programme at the University of Oxford pursued over three years, offers an unusually broad perspective on human societies from earliest prehistory to the present. The course offers a comprehensive guide to the richness and diversity of human cultural experience throughout space and time. By choosing to study here you will be able to:
- explore how humans evolved
- get to grips with major transformational processes in human history such as the development of farming, the emergence of towns and trading systems and the spread of world religions
- learn why societies structure their families, economies and political systems in the ways that they do
- investigate how material culture represents and reproduces beliefs and ideologies.
Fieldwork/work placements/international opportunities
As part of your course you must undertake four or five weeks of fieldwork (subject to approval by your tutors). Fieldwork can take place in field settings, or in a laboratory or museum, and involve anthropological as well as archaeological projects. Recent destinations include Azerbaijan, Denmark and South Africa. It is likely that part of your fieldwork will also involve participating in a field school near Oxford run by the Schools of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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- Introduction to world archaeology
- Introduction to anthropological theory
- Perspectives on human evolution
- The nature of archaeological enquiry
- Social analysis and interpretation
- Cultural representations, beliefs and practices
- Landscape and ecology
- Urbanism and society
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArchaeology Anthropology View 151 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: AAA
- Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
- IB: 38 including core points
- or any other equivalent (see details of international qualifications)
- A background of studying both arts and science subjects can be helpful to students in completing this course, although there are no specific subject requirements for admission.
International27285 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27285 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.
- Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man) £9,250
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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