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Archaeology and Heritage

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SUBJECT AREA

Why Study Archaeology and Heritage?

At Bangor you will find a lively and expanding postgraduate research community and will be part of a close-knit and supportive learning environment. You will:

  • Have the opportunity to conduct an extensive research project of your choice under close, expert, guidance.
  • Broaden and deepen your critical engagement with the history and historiography.
  • Be part of a rich research community with access to specialist knowledge.
  • Develop key skills and knowledge and become an independent researcher.
  • Be able to participate in regular research seminar series in History and Archaeology topics with leading scholars in various fields from within Bangor and beyond.

Career Opportunities in Archaeology and Heritage

You can pursue an academic career in History / Welsh History. The high level analytical and research skills acquired during this degree are valued by employers in areas such as communications, media, museums and heritage industries, teaching, publishing as well as roles in research and development.

Our Research in Archaeology and Heritage

Academic staff in Archaeology and Heritage are specialists in a wide range of areas. Our research strategy in Archaeology is to harness the exceptionally rich archaeological landscapes of Wales to provide a natural focus for our research analysing past societies, their settlements and material culture from the late Mesolithic to the post-medieval. Our research strategy in Heritage focusses on foresight and capacity planning, public participation and citizen science, and (mainly archaeological) heritage management law, policy and practice in both a Welsh and international context.

Particular research strengths in Archaeology and Heritage include:

  • Early prehistory: Landscapes and Seascapes; Death and Burial.
  • Later Prehistory and Roman: Landscapes, Settlement and Burial; Social Archaeology; Celtic Archaeology.
  • Early Medieval: rt and Sculpture, Settlement; Social Archaeology; Celtic Archaeology.
  • Heritage Management: National and International; Public Archaeology.
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