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Postgraduate Admissions

The MPhil in Heritage Studies introduces students to theories and methods used in heritage research and challenges them to think about the many ways the past is used in the present. This programme aims to:

  • Enable students to attain a critical appreciation of the development of heritage as a public enterprise, its values and uses. By the end of the course, students are expected to understand the broader context in which the heritage sector operates, the methods employed by professionals in the field, and to be able to enter a range of professions within the heritage industry.
  • Enable students to think both reflectively and analytically about the field and the nature of heritage. By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to apply these to particular specialisations and be able to pursue independent research in their field of specialisation.
  • Give students training in a range of general, transferable skills, such as writing, presentation, research skills, and formulating and analysing arguments. By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to exercise these skills in any professional-level work which requires them.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students are expected to understand the broader context in which the heritage sector operates, the methods employed by professionals in the field, and to be able to enter a range of professions within the heritage industry and beyond.


Continuing

Students taking the MPhil in Heritage Studies who wish to continue to the PhD in Archaeology are required to
achieve a mark of at least 68 overall and no less than 68 in their dissertation. They must obtain the support of an
appropriate supervisor before making an application. In some circumstances, additional academic conditions
may be set to ensure appropriate skills are in place prior to admittance on the PhD programme.


Open Days

The Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details

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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

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