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History and Archaeology MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: VV1K

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This programme allows you to pursue specialist studies in history in combination with the distinctive insights and methodologies of archaeology. Edinburgh has a strong tradition in both history and archaeology and excellent collections of printed and material collections to support intensive study in these disciplines. **History**In history, courses cover:* historical periods from the early Middle Ages to the most recent past * geographical regions including Britain and Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas* a wide variety of approaches to the past, including political history, cultural history, social history, economic history, intellectual history, gender history, and global and transnational history**Archaeology** Archaeology investigates the human past using material remains such as artefacts and excavated sites to reconstruct the economic, social and cultural life of early societies. At Edinburgh we have a rich tradition of archaeological teaching and research, specialising in:* European prehistory * the early civilisations of the Mediterranean * the Near East and EgyptYou will be introduced to standard and innovative archaeological techniques and the practice and theory of archaeology. This will include the study of science-based archaeology, the study of animal and human bones and digital applications. **Practical skills**We emphasise the importance of training in practical archaeological skills. You can gain hands-on experience of artefact identification and analysis in practical sessions using artefacts from our own Vere Gordon Childe collection. You will complete three weeks of archaeological fieldwork at the end of Year 1 and have the option to undertake further fieldwork. In later years of study, you will also take part in projects in heritage management and public engagement and the lab-based analysis of archaeological remains.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,100per year

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 33 15

    9th out of 90 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    181 93%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    10th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    31st

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    174 89%

    9th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    10th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    86th

    2

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