Postgraduate Courses at Bangor University

Celtic Archaeology MA/PgDip

Course facts

  • Name: Celtic Archaeology
  • Qualification: MA/PgDip
  • Duration: MA: 1 year full-time or 2 or 3 years part-time;Diploma: 30 weeks full-time

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This course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past. The modular degree scheme includes a choice of specialist modules in aspects of Celtic Archaeology, Theory and Interpretation in Celtic Archaeology and training modules to develop relevant skills.

The programme aims to deepen knowledge of archaeology beyond undergraduate level, with particular emphasis on Celtic archaeology.  It provides the opportunity for students to specialise in a particular academic area, so as to gain a close understanding of the archaeological debates around it. The programme acquaints students with relevant archaeological theoretical issues and methods of interpretation and the use of evidence.  It also provides the student with the necessary research skills to produce an original piece of work on a chosen topic, under supportive supervision.

For more information on the MA courses, please download this document or, for the Welsh version, please download this document.

Course content

ONE Special Option module chosen from the following:

  • The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Irish Sea Zone  
  • Celtic Societies in Europe  
  • The Archaeology of the Early Medieval Celtic Churches  

Compulsory modules:

  • Theory and Interpretation in Celtic Archaeology
  • Initiating a Research Project
  • Various Skills Option module(s)
  • One 20,000 word dissertation

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Celtic Archaeology Modules page.

Entry requirements

A 2(ii) Honours degree is required, or equivalent qualifications.

IELTS: overall score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

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If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email

How to Apply

Online applications can now be made by prospective applicants for all postgraduate taught programmes and postgraduate research programmes at the University (with the exception of the PGCE, Diploma in Occupational Therapy and DClinPsy).

Step 1 - Preparing to apply

Home/EU students

International students

International students have two options when applying;

Option 1 - Apply online yourself

Option 2 - Apply online with the help of a recruitment agent

  • If you would like help in completing and managing your application you may seek help from one of our authorised representatives or agents. To see a list of our representatives for your country please visit the Country specific pages.

Step 2 - Apply Online

Apply online for September entry

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

After you have completed the form on-line, you will have to produce paper copies of a number of documents (certified where you’re unable to provide the originals), such as academic transcripts, degree certificates, confirmation of financial support, and English language test results.

Need help applying?

Home/EU students please contact...

Postgraduate Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 388484

International students please contact...

International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application.This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer (e.g. in the case of overseas students, taking an IELTS or TOEFL test to meet the English Language requirement).


Arts & Humanities Research Council, occasional scholarships and bursaries.

Access To Masters Funding available.

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