This Research Masters degree is designed primarily for graduates who have already obtained a first degree in Archaeology and wish to undertake a research-based programme of one year in duration (full-time).
Only candidates with a first degree in a clearly relevant field, who submit a viable research proposal, will be considered for this programme.
Archaeology staff have a broad range of interests and can supervise research projects in many areas, including European and Near Eastern archaeology, early civilisations and urban societies in the Mediterranean and Europe, hunter-gatherers and early farmers, the Roman and Byzantine worlds, the archaeology of Scotland, experimental archaeology, bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. We can also draw upon the expertise of colleagues in other subject areas (History and Classics) in the School and, potentially, in a wider community of scholars in Edinburgh.
The degree is obtained by means of research and presentation of a thesis (about 30,000 words). Students are allocated two supervisors with whom to work closely, at least one of whom will be a member of staff in Archaeology.
Students on the programme can take full advantage of this breadth of expertise to develop their own research projects with individual supervision from nationally- and internationally-respected archaeologists.
The MSc by Research (MScR) in Archaeology can be taken either as a standalone programme or as a foundation for further postgraduate research, such as a PhD.
This article was published on Mar 2, 2012