MSt in Archaeological Science
Course Code | 001330
MSc in Archaeological Science
Course Code | 001320
These two taught courses both comprise two terms of taught material, covering equally the three strands of research represented in the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA) - biomolecular archaeology, dating and archaeological materials science. The teaching is aimed at both students with a purely scientific background and also those with a first degree in Archaeology.
Teaching is all conducted in small groups, and includes hands-on laboratory practical work. Natural scientists taking the course are encouraged to attend courses and seminars in Archaeology in order to acquire the relevant background, and archaeologists may be given additional tuition in background science if necessary.
Following the two taught terms, MSc candidates are expected to undertake a substantial piece of research with a strong practical component with individual supervision, which is submitted as a dissertation at the end of the academic year. MSt candidates will submit an extended essay on a research subject in June.
Candidates for both courses are required to undertake three written unseen examination papers during Trinity (Summer) Term.
- Length of programme: Nine months (MSt in Archaeological Science), or twelve months (MSc in Archaeological Science)
How to Apply
The deadlines for the MSt and MSc courses are 16 November 2012, 18 January 2013 and 8 March 2013.
The standard set of materials you should send
with any application to a taught course comprises:
In addition to the standard documents above,
applicants to the MSt or MSc courses should provide two (2) relevant academic essays or other
writing samples from their most recent qualification of 2,000 words each,
or 2,000-word extract(s) of longer work.
Please follow the detailed
instructions in the Application
consult the Archaeology website for any additional guidance.