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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lampeter Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The MA in Archaeological Practice is designed to develop practical skills for post-excavation analysis ranging from environmental analysis to artefact handling and analysis.

There is an emphasis on developing skills necessary for project management and/or working in the heritage industry.

Why choose this course?

  • Practical, hands-on engagement with a range of post-excavation techniques in the laboratory;
  • Working with excavation and survey material currently being researched by your lecturers’
  • The opportunity to develop project management skills;
  • You’ll be taught by experienced university lecturers who are specialists in their fields.
  • You’ll gain research skills which will be a sound basis for further study, as well as a range of important skills that can be easily transferred to the workplace.

Course Overview

This MA has been developed for Archaeology graduates and other students who wish to become archaeological practitioners in the field. It is designed specifically to allow these students to acquire practical skills in handling and interpreting post-excavation materials. A key aspect of the program is its hands-on approach, with handling exercises and laboratory-based learning. This is thoroughly embedded within a theoretical framework appropriate to current archaeological interpretation, which provides students with the skills to present the archaeological material in a variety of media to diverse audiences.

Career Opportunities

This programme is ideal for those who have an archaeology degree but would like more practical module choices to help them improve their job prospects in archaeology.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 32 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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