Master of Science by Coursework in Applied Landscape Archaeology
Differences from 2014/15 to 2021/22
Every candidatemust follow for at least six termsa part-timecourse of instruction in Applied Landscape Archaeology and must upon entering for examination produce from his or her societya certificate to that effect.
The examinationwill consist ofthe following parts: Core Topics Every candidate must submit twowritten assignments of no more than 2,500 words in lengthfor each of the two core topic courses on:
(1)Method and Theory in Landscape Archaeology; (2)Managing Twenty-firstCentury Landscapes .
One core topic will be taken in each year of the course
Every candidate must follow four of the six Advanced Paper courses listed in the Schedule below, and submit onewritten assignment of nomore than 5,000 words in lengthfor each paper. Candidates will take two Advanced Papers per year of the M.Sc.
A dissertation of not more than 15,000 words,
including appendices but excluding bibliography,on a topic approved by the candidate's supervisor
. The dissertation must be
deliverednot later than noon on the last Monday in September of the second year of the course to the Chair of Examiners for the Degree of M.Sc. in Applied Landscape Archaeology, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.
. Candidates must attend one compulsory field training week (or in exceptional circumstances equivalent day or weekend schools) during their registration on the course.
4. Each candidate must attend a viva voce examination when required to do so by the examiners. 5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination. 6. A candidate who fails a core topic or advanced paper, or whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners, may be permitted to retake the paper, or resubmit the dissertation, on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt.
Advanced Papers are available in the following areas:
1. Archaeological prospection
2. Reading the historic landscape
3. Artefacts and Ecofacts in the landscape
4. Digital landscapes
5. Placement work
6. Geoarchaeology Not all advanced papers will be available in any one year and the definitive list of advanced papers available in any one year will be circulated to candidates and their supervisors during the second week of Michaelmas Term.