Masters | Postgraduate Course - Roman Archaeology MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time International: £17,700 full-time
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Roman Archaeology MA

Study Details

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

Our collaborative programme, led by our department of Archaeology and department of Classics and Ancient History gives you advanced grounding in the main themes and methods in Roman Archaeology and is ideal preparation for a PhD on the subject.

Balancing core elements that bring together theoretical sophistication with cutting-edge digital methodologies, from the ‘big data’ of Roman artefacts to high-resolution LiDAR imaging, we offer a wide choice of specialist topics to suit your own requirements and aspirations, including the possibility to tailor genuinely interdisciplinary training through modules offered by world leading experts in Archaeology, Ancient History, and Classics.

Module details

Compulsory modules

MA Roman Archaeology ARCM700 or CLAM043

  • CLAM043 Dissertation in Classics and Ancient History 60
  • ARCM700 Dissertation in Roman Archaeology 60
  • ARCM010 Roman Archaeology in the Digital World 15
  • ARCM110 Research Design in Archaeology 15
  • ARCM120 Themes in Archaeological Theory and Practice 15
  • CLAM108 Rome: Globalisation, Materiality 15

Optional modules
ARCM opt modules
Optional archaeology modules applicable to MA Roman Archaeology.

  • ARCM007 Advanced Project 15
  • ARCM102B Experimental Archaeology in Practice 1 30
  • ARCM102C Experimental Archaeology in Practice 2 30
  • ARCM130 Discovering the Past with Molecular Science 15
  • ARCM200 Field Study 15
  • ARCM225 Landscape Archaeology: Understanding the historic environment 15
  • ARCM300 Material Culture 15
  • ARCM403 Advanced Zooarchaeology 15
  • ARCM405 Advanced Human Osteology 15
  • ARCM407 Zooarchaeology 15
  • ARCM412 Funerary Osteoarchaeology 15
  • ARCM414 Musculo-skeletal Anatomy 30
  • ARCM501 Researching the Historic Environment Online 15
  • ARCM602 Forensic Anthropology: Principles and Practice 15

CLAM optional modules
CLAM optional modules for MA Roman Archaeology.

  • CLAM046 The City of Rome 30
  • CLAM100 History Through Art and Archaeology 15
  • CLAM104 Cultural Transformations in Late Antiquity 15
  • CLAM105 Migration and the Migrant Through Ancient and Modern Eyes 15
  • CLAM106 Ancient Philosophy 15
  • CLAM201 Greek I 30
  • CLAM251 Latin I 30
  • CLAM101 The Western Dragon in Lore, Literature and Art 15

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in Archaeology or a related subject (for example, Classical Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Geography or Environmental Science) at first degree level. 

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our programme develops your specific competences and research skills required in Roman Archaeology at an advanced level through extensive engagement with primary evidence. You will also acquire advanced competence in core academic, personal and key skills, to provide a solid basis for career progression in the academic world of doctoral research or for a specialist career.

Of course doctoral study is not the only option available to you, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market. You will be encouraged to become a productive, useful and questioning member of society.

You will be well placed to go onto work in either Archaeology or the wider Heritage Sector.