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MSc in Archaeological Science

MSc in Archaeological Science

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months

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The MSc in Archaeological Science covers a broad introductory education for those with a first degree in archaeology wishing to apply science-based research methods, or for those with a first degree in a science subject wishing to learn about specifically archaeological issues amenable to scientific methods. It is intended to give a broad but detailed grounding in the theory as well as practical experience in the major applications of science in archaeology. It is designed for archaeologists or scientists who wish to go on to undertake research in archaeological science, or archaeologists who intend to pursue a career in the management of archaeological projects or become policy makers in this area and would like to have a sound understanding of the potential of science to elucidate archaeological problems. The MSc also acts as preliminary training for doctoral research. It consists of three elements taught over two nine-week terms, comprising materials analysis and the study of technological change, molecular bioarchaeology, and principles and practice of scientific dating, plus a five-month research project chosen in consultation with the supervisor. The pre-set essay(s) and research project provide opportunity for specialisation within these areas.