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University of Sheffield: Heritage and Archaeology

Institution University of Sheffield
Department Archaeology
Telephone 0114 222 2900
Study type Taught


Investigate and understand historic environments and the importance of involving the public in heritage conservation.

Course description

You'll be prepared for roles within the heritage protection and commercial sectors, and heritage presentation organisations. Our department has a strong reputation in the heritage sector and you'll have ample opportunity to capitalise on our external partnerships.

There are three pathways: Landscape Archaeology, Managing the Historic Environment and a Cross-discipline pathway that provides a more holistic analysis of both landscape and the historic environment. Within those pathways, you'll have the freedom to choose specific periods or methodologically-based themes to suit your career aspirations. The Landscape Archaeology pathway is more practical, teaching you how to investigate and understand historic environments. Managing the Historic Environment trains you in the development of policy, research agendas and planning, and discusses how we present heritage and the historic environment to the public. The cross-disciplinary option combines themes from both pathways, but all three pathways emphasise the importance of conserving and maintaining our heritage.

MA students You'll also go on a work placement and complete a report as part of your placement experience OR choose your own research project and complete a dissertation.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date information.


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