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Maritime Archaeology (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Explore people's changing relationships with the world’s oceans and seas on this science-focused maritime archaeology master's degree at the University of Southampton. You’ll study the technologies of seafaring, histories of environmental change, and underwater landscapes. This subject incorporates elements of traditional archaeology, ethnography, maritime history and marine science. 

You can apply to study Maritime Archaeology as either an MSc or an MA at Southampton. 

This MSc version offers the same course content as our MA Maritime Archaeology degree but you’ll take a more science-based approach through your module choices and dissertation topic. 

The course draws on the world-leading expertise of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology to offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of content. 

The course is designed to allow rapid development of the diverse academic knowledge and practical skills required to work in this field, including: 

  • the latest methods for data acquisition and integration 
  • academic research and dissemination 
  • archaeological fieldwork 

This means you’ll cover all aspects of maritime archaeology, from those who wish to focus on field-based activities, both above and under water, through to laboratory or library-based research.

 

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Julian Whitewright, Senior Teaching Fellow in Maritime Archaeology. He has a special interest in the study of boats and ships, specifically their construction and use. Read Dr Whitewright’s staff profile to find out more about his work. 

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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