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Archaeology and Identity MA / PGDip / PGCert

University of Bradford

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Bradford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This new MA in Archaeology and Identity at the University of Bradford combines theoretical archaeological interpretation with cutting-edge scientific archaeology.

Drawing on the skeletal collections and world-leading expertise at the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, the MA explores social interpretation of remains.

Learners will have opportunities to explore a range of archaeological periods and regions, as well as focusing on evidence from mortuary archaeology. Modules will also enable the study of artefacts, exploring biographies of objects along with material properties.

The programme will equip you to critically-engage with a diverse range of material, as well as explore the sociopolicitical contexts of interpretations of the past and the role of the past in the present.

What you will study

The programme comprises period and theme modules with content based on key research areas in the School, from the Palaeolithic to Contemporary World, underpinned by in-depth considerations of theoretical issues and the socio-political contexts of archaeology (Advanced Theoretical Archaeology), complemented by exploring the meaning of burial evidence through time (Grave Concerns).

Two new modules explore concepts of identity (Multi-disciplinary approaches to Identity) and the interpretation of skeletal remains (Analysis of Human Remains), drawing on the University of Bradford’s world-leading research and resources in this area.

A module on Professional Development prepares students for their research project and professional skills, including planning of research, research design, research ethics, time keeping, ethics, and health and safety.

It is expected that students who successfully complete the entire programme will be fully prepared to undertake research at MPhil or PhD level.

Learning and assessment

Teaching and learning is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminar and field trips.

Assessment varies by module, ranging from essays and presentations to blogs and reflective diaries. Students will also achieve PgDip and PgCert awards.

Career prospects

Our graduates go on to fill top jobs in archaeology, as well as entering in to a whole range of other positions, utilising their transferable skills.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,885per 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 Bradford

  • University League Table

    85th

  • Campus address

    University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, England

The University of Bradford is one of the most diverse, inclusive universities in the UK. It is proud of the warm welcome that international students receive.
Expert support staff are on hand to help international students from their first contact with the university, throughout their time in Bradford and beyond.
The campus is within a 10-minute walk of the city centre, with accommodation and all student facilities within the grounds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 52%

    61st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    33rd

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    56th

    32

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