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Top 100 in the world for Archaeology

QS World Subject Rankings 2023

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Top 10 in the UK for Archaeology

7th in the Complete University Guide 2024, 9th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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4th in the UK for internationally excellent Archaeology research

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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100% of our Archaeology research has internationally excellent impact

Based on research impact rated 4* and 3* in REF 2021

Our department is surrounded by sites of archaeological interest and is currently involved in many exciting projects across the world. You will be joining a vibrant, active postgraduate community, with many opportunities to get involved with the research conducted in the department beyond your academic classes. We currently have active research projects in the UK, Europe, South America, North America, Central Asia and South Asia, which may offer fieldwork opportunities.

Our facilities include dedicated postgraduate workrooms, a landscape research room, a state-of-the-art bioarchaeology lab, access to the university’s Digital Humanities Lab, experimental archaeology centre and other laboratory facilities. Our research encompasses evidence-based social archaeology – specialising in bioarchaeology, landscape, experimental and environmental archaeology – and material culture and social agency.

Being a postgraduate student at Exeter is fun, challenging and overall a great experience I would recommend to anyone considering postgraduate study.

There is a postgraduate community in the Archaeology department, we all get on really well and are able to help each other. The staff are really helpful and understanding so any problems you have, study-wise or anything else, they are always there to lend a hand.

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Bioarchaeology: Forensic Anthropology MSc

The Roman Archaeology programme is an amazing course, the diverse module selection across two departments allows you to begin to pursue research that interests you.

Roman Archaeology doesn’t require you to have a background in both Classics and Archaeology, but if you have no experience in either then the compulsory modules are perfect crash courses to both.

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Roman Archaeology MA