The MA in Archaeological Excavation is a full-time programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.
Applicants should hold a primary Degree or equivalent with a minimum of Second Class Honours in Archaeology. All applicants will be required to attend for interview. It is possible for students who have a primary degree in a cognate subject to undertake a Higher Diploma in Arts (Archaeology). This qualification (with a minimum final mark of 60%) will enable prospective students to apply for this MA programme; it will not, however, grant automatic entry to the MA programme.
In Teaching Periods 1 and 2 students will be required to attend lectures, seminars, practicals and field trips for all taught modules. All students must attend a training excavation field school at the end of Period 2. In Teaching Periods 2 and 3 students will develop a particular topic into a 20,000-word dissertation. The dissertation is to be completed by the end of September of the first year from the date of first registration for the programme.
Students take 90 credits as follows:
AR6004 Archaeological Excavation: Planning and Research Design (5 credits)
AR6005 Archaeological Excavation: Strategy and Practice (5 credits)
AR6006 Post-excavation Analysis and Interpretation (5 credits)
AR6007 Case Studies in Archaeological Excavation (10 credits)
AR6013 Archaeological Survey and Remote Sensing (5 credits)
AR6001 Dissertation (45 credits)
AR6008 Training Excavation (15 credits)
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2013 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
See also Regulations for the Degree of MA.
Programme Learning Outcomes MA in Archaeological Excavation (NFQ Level 9, Major award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: