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The University of Edinburgh

Archaeology

Central area campus
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Rank: 23 (UKEAS)

Location: Central area campus

Website: www.ed.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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Description

This programme is taught by experts and specialists in fields such as:

  • European archaeology
  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • science-based archaeology
  • theoretical archaeology
It offers a range of courses and allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and take advantage of the experience of our staff, and those in related programmes in history, classics and geography. You will develop an in-depth understanding of archaeology and its links with the historical, social and natural sciences, as well as the practice of archaeology within and outside an academic setting, incorporating skills and training.The programme prepares you for a professional role in archaeology or further study at doctoral level.FacilitiesWe have excellent facilities: dedicated study space, archaeological and computing laboratories, and teaching and reference collections. Edinburgh is ideal for archaeological study and research, allowing you to benefit from the presence of national and local institutions and heritage agencies, such as:
  • the excellent archaeological collections of the National Museum
  • the archival and bibliographic resources of Historic Environment Scotland
  • the expertise and practical advice of staff in several commercial archaeology companies

Requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Edinburgh.

About this university

International students

International students arriving in Edinburgh can access various help and assistance to integrate with their new community. This starts at the International Student Centre where advice and assistance is available with fees and finance as well as legal matters such as immigration advice and visas. There is also a number of events organised by the ISC including weekly themed nights representing different countries and subsidized trips around the country. There are also campus wide events such as International Evening and the International Desserts Night to help students bring their own culture to others. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) is the combination of the unions and the Student Representative Council and has buildings around the campus including Teviot Row House, Potterrow, Kings Buildings House and the Pleasance. Teviot Row House has claims as the oldest purpose built student union building in the world. EUSA is responsible for some 250 societies for students to become involved with outside the classroom. Edinburgh itself is an important centre for the performing arts, particularly comedy, amateur and fringe theatre and numerous groups within the university are involved in this area. The Theatre Company was founded in 1896 and the Drama Society runs Bedlam Theatre, the oldest student run theatre in the UK. There is a weekly newspaper produced by students along with an independent publication and an alternative music radio station. In sports, there are 67 clubs ranging from rugby and football to judo and gliding.

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