Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

It provides you with the advanced conceptual, theoretical and practical skills to undertake archaeological research, from prehistory to the middle ages, and over considerable geographical breadth.

Course Modules

Compulsory modules: Intermediate quantitative social research; introduction to quantitative social research; research dissertation; themes and concepts in archaeology.

Indicative option modules: Archaeological architecture; between words and walls (housing in the Graeco'Roman world); fieldschool (buried humanities); frameworks for archaeology (curatorial archaeology in England); from temples to museums (post'classical encounters with classical antiquities); material worlds; the city of Rome (ancient to medieval); the edge of empire (the archaeology of Roman frontiers).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • At least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a humanities or social-sciences subject and references. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.