MA Community Archaeology

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    MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

This course gives you the opportunity to take part in community-based projects, focussed case studies and applied research. You will consider community archaeology in a range of local and national contexts. Your studies will encourage you to engage with and study a variety of archaeology projects and organisations. The course will help develop the knowledge, skills and networks that will assist you in your career.

Delivered flexibly through campus-based and on-line learning the course is designed for those already employed in the sector as well as those seeking to enter it. Studies are supported by a dedicated team of specialist tutors and a well-developed and resourced virtual learning environment. You will benefit from other facilities and resources, such as the University’s Archaeology Lab and our summer Archaeological Field School programme.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, normally an undergraduate honours degree with a minimum of lower second class honours (or equivalent).

In addition, all students will need to pay £57.20 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service. A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.

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Student Destinations

Graduates of this course have many career opportunities throughout the historic environment sector. The skills you acquire will help you gain work with a wide range of local and national organisations. You may choose to work with community groups facilitating their projects. Alternatively you may consider a career in access and participation, outreach or to pursue further research.

Module Details


  • Contemporary Issues in Heritage
  • Archaeology and Communities
  • Professional Practice in Community Archaeology
  • Research Skills
  • Dissertation

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