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Archaeology Masters Degrees

Gain the necessary skills for a career in Archaeology and the heritage sector.

Our programme

With a wide range of available courses, our programme provides you with the flexibility to study the topics that interest you most while gaining core research and practical skills expected post-graduatesYou also have the option to specialise in one of the following routes: 

  • prehistoric archaeology
  • classical archaeology: Greek and Roman
  • Roman frontier studies
  • late Antique, Medieval and Byzantine archaeology
  • historical archaeology
  • artefacts and technologies
Two students look at artefacts through a telescope.

Postgraduate funding

We offer a broad range of studentships for postgraduate students. Find out about our latest funding opportunities.


Our programme combines dedicated, small-group teaching of the highest quality with independent research.

We have expansive research and teaching collections at the Great North Museum: Hancock and at the School, giving you a level of familiarity with artefacts which most university students could only dream of.

Several of our modules include field trips at sites both in the UK and abroad.

Choose from a wide range of optional modules to build the study programme that is right for you. Further options to include modules from other subjects (e.g., GIS or language training) is also available. 

Field trips


We have access to major museum collections dating from prehistory to the post-medieval period.