About This Course
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.
MA: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time. This course also offers a January start date.
What will you study on this course?
An MA will be awarded on successful completion of all 180 credits. A Diploma will be awarded on the successful completion of the first 120 credits.
Theory and Interpretation in Archaeology - This module introduces you to a range of theories, interpretations and key debates relevant to the study of Celtic Archaeology.
Initiating a Research Project - This module explains how to begin a research project and ultimately produce a substantive and original research piece.
Postgraduate Portfolios - Two small independent research projects devised in consultation with a supervisor.
Dissertation - The dissertation module gives you the opportunity to complete a piece of scholarly research of 15,000-20,000 words on a subject of your choice and discussed in detail with a chosen supervisor.
One chosen module from;
- The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Irish Sea Zone
- Celtic Societies in Europe
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.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
Good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at least 2.ii normally required. For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with no element below 5.5 is required).
An MA in Celtic Archaeology is a versatile qualification and will give you a detailed understanding of the academic discipline of archaeology and the ability to conduct research at various levels of historical analysis. It will enhance your career opportunities in archaeology, communications, teaching, heritage industries, publishing and research.
The transferable skills acquired through this programme are beneficial in a range of other careers, including advertising, journalism, consulting etc. After successful completion of the MA in Celtic Archaeology you may also decide to pursue an academic career in archaeology, by applying for a place to study a PhD in Celtic Archaeology.