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Course options

  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Follow a specialist pathway focusing on a specific period or region, or pursue practical training in archaeological methods.

Research overview

Explore Archaeology

MRes Archaeology is an exciting opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of specific areas of the discipline by following a personalised, individual study pathway, in close collaboration with our staff. This course offers research training for students intending to pursue careers in which an excellent understanding of research methods will be useful. You will further your own intellectual development and enhance your independent research skills by completing a major research project.

It is also ideal preparation for students who possess a sound understanding of the subject and who wish to undertake a PhD in Archaeology. In this sense, an MRes, as a substantial piece of original academic work, might well prove to be a decisive advantage when seeking future funding for doctoral study. It also provides a wide range of highly sought-after skills in research, critical thinking, data analysis, and communication which will provide the foundation for a future career in archaeology and heritage, as well as many other sectors.

This course offers you the flexibility to tailor the content to reflect your personal interests and research topic. You can follow a specialist pathway focusing on a specific period, region or theme, and can combine it with advanced practical training in archaeological techniques and will undertake independent research supervised by a main supervisor and a co-supervisor on a pre-agreed research topic. We have specialists working in Old-World Prehistory, the ancient Mediterranean and the Roman world, and Medieval and Post-Medieval Europe, as well as internationally renowned expertise in bioarchaeology and archaeological materials.

The MRes Archaeology can be studied over two years on a part-time basis. As teaching is largely undertaken through individual tutorials or small groups, there is a great deal of flexibility to organise your time around existing commitments.

Research areas

Our areas of teaching and research expertise include:

  • Prehistoric archaeology
  • Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Roman Archaeology
  • Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology
  • Social Bioarchaeology – People, Plants and Animals
  • Archaeological Materials

Careers

MRes Archaeology is ideal preparation for a research career in Archaeology, following the suggested model of one year research training plus 3-year PhD favoured by the AHRC.

Archaeology graduates pursue a wide variety of careers, ranging from law and business, to teaching and publishing. During your degree, alongside your academic knowledge, you will develop many transferable skills that are sought after by employers.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,000per 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 Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 32

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    138 69%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    18th

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