University of Sheffield: Archaeology (MA)

InstitutionUniversity of Sheffield
Department Archaeology
Telephone 0114 222 2900
Study type Taught


On this course, you will consider fundamental questions about humanity and the processes that brought about significant changes in human history. You will develop skills to critically evaluate sources of information and work between the theoretical and practical demands of the discipline. This programme allows you flexibility to choose from our entire portfolio of modules. If your first degree is in another subject, this is an excellent conversion course, preparing you for specialised research at PhD level.

Sponsorship info

If you accept a place on one of our courses, you may be eligible to apply for WRoCAH and University of Sheffield studentships. If you’re considering applying for funding, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible. If you’re going on to a PhD, you may be eligible for the Ian Sanders Occasional Postgraduate Bursary, worth between £500 and £1,000.

2 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree in any subject. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.


Students are assessed on coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Core modules

Reinventing Archaeology; Research Design: Planning, Execution and Presentation; Dissertation or Fieldwork Placement.

Location Main Site
Western Bank
S10 2TN


International 18250 GBP for Year 1
England 7000 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7000 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7000 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7000 GBP for Year 1

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