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Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Students are expected to enter the MPhil in Archaeological Science from a range of backgrounds, including:

  • From undergraduate degrees in archaeology, history, social anthropology, classics and cognate disciplines, students seeking accessible training in the methods and principles involved in the scientific analysis of archaeological evidence
  •  From undergraduate degrees in chemistry, biology, physics, geography, geology, materials science and other scientific disciplines, students seeking to apply their scientific background to archaeological research, while learning the broader context, archaeological frameworks and theories that shape this work.
  • Students and professionals from conservation backgrounds who wish to learn the research skills and techniques required to understand the nature and contextualisation of the materials they conserve.

The programme is designed to accommodate flexibly the needs of students with different backgrounds, and the mixture of students from different national, educational and professional backgrounds is a strength of the course.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

CAE

Score: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment.

CPE

Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element).


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Key Information


11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
April 26, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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