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Course overview

The course also provides ideal preparation for MPhil/PhD research and valuable training for a career in the archaeology and heritage sectors.

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

Why Study Archaeology with us?

Our course provides a thorough grounding in the current archaeological theory and method, and will lead to the completion of a 28,000-word Research Dissertation.

We off er supervision in a broad range of archaeological and heritage subjects and topics for Britain and neighbouring regions. Our areas of research expertise include: the history and theory of archaeology; Mesolithic archaeology; Iron Age and Roman Britain; Anglo- Saxon and Viking Age archaeology; geoarchaeology; mortuary archaeology; archaeologies of memory, materiality and material culture; art and aesthetics; stone sculpture; and literary heritage.

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 Research Admissions

History and Archaeology