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Masters in Archaeology

Want to learn how to discover new sites and artefacts, and develop a deeper understanding of their contexts? A Masters in Archaeology could be for you, offering the opportunity to develop your skills and expertise in this fascinating and stimulating field of investigation. We can’t promise you’ll have quite as many adventures as Indiana Jones during your studies – but that’s probably a good thing…

Read on to find out about common archaeology courses, entry requirements, specializations and career options.

Key Skills

Archaeology key skills
  • Advanced skills in fieldwork and excavation
  • Advanced research skills
  • Understanding of the theoretical and ethical contexts of fieldwork
  • Ability to use and interpret spatial data
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Self-management skills
  • Skills in laboratory techniques
  • Attention to detail
  • Sustained physical and mental work
  • IT skills in a range of software packages
  • Ability to adapt to new situations
  • Ability to think laterally to solve a range of problems
  • Team-working skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to work methodically and accurately
  • Communication skills