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The Archaeology MA is an intensive induction programme to current archaeological theory and interpretive trends which equips students to undertake research in their chosen field. The flexible programme of study serves as an excellent expansion of undergraduate studies or as a self-designed foundation for further post-graduate and professional work. What and how will I learn? The programme provides a wide-ranging and challenging introduction to theoretical issues involved in modern archaeology as a comparative, anthropologically-informed, and socially-situated discipline. Students develop critically aware perspectives on archaeological practice and research processes and gain an in-depth understanding of approaches to the collection, analysis and interpretation of archaeological data. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core courses (40 credits), optional courses (80 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Themes, Thought and Theory in World Archaeology: Foundations Themes, Thought and Theory in World Archaeology: Current Issues Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words. Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Medieval Archaeology: Select Topics and Current Problems Archaeological Computing and Statistics Archaeology and Ethnicity Interpreting Pottery Lithic Analysis Maya Art, Architecture and Archaeology Issues in Maritime Archaeology South Asian Art and Archaeology Archaeology of Human Evolution in Africa The Archaeology of Early Egypt and Sudan Experimental Archaeology Textile Archaeology Archaeologies of African Political Traditions Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukarchaeologymasterssummaryma-archaeology.htm Most teaching is seminar based, and the sessions are interactive, with an emphasis on student participation and critical discussion. The rest of the programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practicals, laboratory sessions, tutorials and site and museum visits. Assessment is through essays, oral examination and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and most diverse department of archaeology in the UK. We are international in outlook and membership, with students and staff from over 40 countries, and involvement in field research projects around the globe. UCL is located in central London, within walking distance to the British Museum and the British Library. UCL's own museums and collections form a resource of international importance for academic research. Your future career Some recent graduates of the programme have gone on to PhD studies while others have pursued an incredibly wide range of professional careers both within and beyond archaeology. Recent Graduate career destinations include: Excavator for a private Archaeological Contractor, Education Officer at a national museum, and Intern at a national museum. Several students have gone on to PhD studies at UCL. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is particularly suitable for students with a first degree in archaeology, anthropology, history or classics. It will appeal to those who wish to develop the necessary skills relevant for a professional career in archaeology, and for those who want to continue onto a research degree in the field. Funding UK and EU students are eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding. Those who are accepted for this Master's programme
The Archaeology MA is an intensive induction programme to current archaeological theory and interpretive trends which equips students to undertake research in their chosen field. The flexible programme of study serves as an excellent expansion of undergraduate studies or as a self-designed foundation for further post-graduate and professional work. What and how will I learn? The programme provides a wide-ranging and challenging introduction to theoretical issues involved in modern archaeol...