Archaeology MPhil

University of Worcester

Key Information

Course duration: 2 years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject Ranking


  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.07 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.79 / 1.00

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Home students: £4,260 per year
EU students: £4,260 per course
Overseas students: £12,900 per year

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The Course


The Archaeology team at Worcester has an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including a fully-equipped GIS, Mapping and Visualization Suite, which provides access to high-end computers, industry-standard software and other mapping-related equipment, supported by a dedicated technician. The suite also has its own A3 colour laser printer and A3 scanner for staff and student use. The Institute has a drone and helikite which can be used for the creation of aerial imagery and digital camcorders, cameras and microphones which students can use for data capture and creating podcasts. Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded.

As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment. You will have the opportunity to be supervised by leading researchers in your field and take advantage of our rich Researcher Development programme which will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to complete your research degree but also enhance the skills you will need in any future career. A further six science and geography technicians offer support with field and laboratory based work. Students have access to a research laboratory where they can work on projects and more generally, relevant laboratory equipment includes microscopes, DNA analysis equipment, laboratory ovens and soil testing equipment. The Institute also has geophysical (gradiometry and resistivity) and topographical (mapping and survey grade GPS, total stations, a laser scanner) survey equipment and a full field excavation kit. Specialist software packages such as ArcGIS, Digimap, Geoplot, Adobe illustrator and photogrammetry are also available.

The Institute of Science and the Environment has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff has expertise in the prehistoric and Roman periods in Britain and Europe, landscape archaeology and material culture studies. Benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisory team, drawn from experienced academics working at the forefront of their disciplines.

University of Worcester

University League Table Ranking: 110th

The University of Worcester offers highly relevant, professional courses with outstanding, inspiring teaching. The university takes a truly friendly, inclusive approach to everything it does, with excellent student support and first-class facilities.

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Postal Address

Institute of Science and the Environment
University of Worcester
Henwick Grove

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