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.


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

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

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.


Arts & Humanities Research Council, occasional scholarships and bursaries.

Access To Masters Funding available.

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