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Course overview

How and why have the dead been treated and commemorated so differently from prehistory to the present day?

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

Why Study Archaeology of Death and Memory with us?

Our course is an exciting, cross-period postgraduate course of global application. It will allow you to study and gain advanced expertise in the study of death, burial and commemoration in the human past, shedding light on debates and concerns of our present day.

The course focuses on archaeology but is unusually cross-disciplinary. You will explore debates that connect archaeology to research themes shared across the humanities and social sciences, including studies of ritual, the body, material culture, memory and mortality. Consequently, this degree will interest those with first degrees in archaeology or history, and also those with backgrounds in other disciplines.

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.

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Postgraduate Admissions

History and Archaeology