What will I learn?

Students who are qualified and able to embark directly upon a one-year research programme can be registered for an MA (by research), which, depending on subject-area, will be in Archaeological Studies, Conservation Studies or Landscape Studies.

Students are assigned to an academic supervisor and are also supported and monitored by a Thesis Advisory Panel, which is composed of the supervisor and a Chair, the latter usually a member of staff with cognate interests.

The degree is awarded on the basis of satisfactory submission of a thesis of no more than 30,000 words.

The thesis should demonstrate an ability to investigate a chosen topic critically and with intellectual enterprise, and to set this within a general understanding of the relevant primary and secondary sources. The thesis should meet the standards of presentation, illustration, and documentation expected in the profession.

Which department am I in?

Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,750.00 (17,73,227) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2022, April 2022, July 2022

Venue

University of York

Heslington,

York,

YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For a postgraduate taught course such as a Masters, you would normally need a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution. Typically you would need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second class honours degree, however some courses will accept lower second class honours degrees. Actual requirements will vary by course: A score of 3.2 out of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1; A score of 2.8 out of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

For international students

You’ll need at least the equivalent of a UK upper second class (2:1) honours degree and, in some cases, a master’s degree. IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components, TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 23 in Writing and a minimum of 21 in all other components.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of York

“The University of York is based in the historic city of York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.”

  • 94 per cent graduate employment rate
  • Part of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities
  • York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities
  • International scholarships available