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Course overview

How is the archaeological past managed and interpreted in the UK today? Our MA in Archaeology and Heritage Practice will allow you to investigate and critically appraise how the heritage industry and museums operate and communicate, focusing on archaeological sites and collections in the UK, and using real-life projects.

Start Date
October, 2017
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
Duration
1 year

Why Study Archaeology and Heritage Practice with us?

Focusing on the UK but also appraising wider European and global themes and trends, our course explores how the past is managed and interpreted in contemporary society.

Our focus is on archaeological heritage, enabling you to explore museums and a wide range of other heritage contexts. We utilise field trips to explore case studies from Chester, North Wales, West Midlands and North West England.

You will have the chance to acquire advanced expertise in heritage debates and their current applications. You will also have opportunities to develop your ideas and expertise through a Research Project and a Research Dissertation and have opportunities to work with professional heritage organisations.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Parkgate Road Campus is where the University of Chester’s story began. Commonly referred to as our main campus, it’s home to a variety of academic departments, teaching and learning areas, subject specific facilities and modern purpose-built laboratories.

This is also where you’ll find many of the our central services, including our award-winning Student Support and Guidance team, Careers and Employability, University Chapel, and the Seaborne Library with its 24 hour open-access computer labs.

Outside of lectures you can make use of our extensive range of on-campus social and leisure facilities, including the fitness centre, 25 metre swimming pool and the Students’ Union (CSU), which houses a shop, Starbucks and popular student bar (CH1).

With Chester city centre only a short 10 minute walk away, and a range of facilities on-site, including a bookshop, Santander Bank, faith spaces, and modern catering outlets, you’re in the ideal location to access everything that Chester has to offer.

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Postgraduate Admissions

History and Archaeology