Bioarchaeology

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158 place StudyQA ranking:5827 Duration:12 months

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This course provides students with a practical, methodological and theoretical grounding in bioarchaeology, allowing them develop the skills necessary for a career in the fields of archaeobotany or zooarchaeology.

In gaining a higher degree, you will be ideally placed to pursue an academic career in the field of Roman Archaeology and this course provides an excellent stepping stone towards further postgraduate study, such as a PhD.

More widely, postgraduate qualifications are highly sought after by employers from a range of sectors who feel that graduates are able to demonstrate a deeper and broader knowledge of their subject area, as well as stronger research, communication and organisational skills.

As this course provides students with a practical, methodological and theoretical grounding in bioarchaeology, you would be developing the skills necessary for a career in the fields of archaeobotany or zooarchaeology.

KEY FACTS

* The Department offers cutting-edge equipment and facilities for the scientific analyses of ancient inorganic materials
* The University Museum housing archaeological finds is based in the Department
* The course is suitable for students with and without an archaeology background
* The course can form the foundation for a research career
* Archaeology is a thriving department that attracts academic and research staff from around the world

The course comprises 180 credits, 60 of which are linked to the completion of a 15,000-word dissertation and 15 to the Research Methods and Methodology module. The remaining credits are accounted for by the following modules:

Practical Archaeobotany
Practical Zooarchaeology
The Anthropology of Traditional Farming: Archaeological
Perspectices
Foodways in Archaeology
Please note that all module details are subject to change.

Bioarchaeology laboratory

The Department has two new bioarchaeology laboratories; one for teaching, the other for research. Both are equipped with archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological reference collections and there is a growing off-print library housed in the larger teaching lab.

Bioarchaeology masters students undertake original archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological research as part of their course, in both the teaching and research labs. All bioarchaeology PhD students are offered study space in the
research lab.

Candidates are normally expected to hold an honours degree at 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) in archaeology or a related subject. Other candidates will be considered at the discretion of the Department.Those whose first language is not English must achieve an overall score on the British Council IELTS test of at least 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or a TOEFL score of 600 (250 for computer based tests) with a TWE of at least 5.0, or a TOEFL iBTscore of 100 (with no less than 21 in any element). Test results should be no more than two years old. Students who cannot demonstrate this level of proficiency may take a course in the Centre for English Language Education at the University. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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