Master of Science by Coursework in Applied Landscape Archaeology

Differences from 2018/19 to 2021/22

  • 1. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Applied Landscape Archaeology. The course is available on a part-time basis only over a period of six terms.

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • a) Two written assignments each of no more than 2,500 words for each of the two core topic courses on:

      • i. Method and Theory in Landscape Archaeology;

        ii. Managing 21st Century Landscapes;

    • One core topic will be taken in each year of the course;

    • b) A written assignment of not more than 5,000 words for each of four Advanced Papers taken from the Schedule below.  At the discretion of the Course Director, one of the Advanced Papers may be substituted by a portfolio of not more than 5,000 words on topics covered during a placement undertaken with the approval of the Course Director.  Candidates will take two Advanced Papers per year of the MSc;

    • c) A log book of not more than 2,500 words documenting the field training week;

      d) A dissertation of not more than 15,000 words, on a topic selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the examiners;

      e) A viva voce examination at the end of the course of study.

    • Assignments shall be delivereduploaded viato the University approved online submissionassessment system to the Registry Department for Continuing Education 1 Wellington Square Oxford OX1 2JAplatform for consideration by the examiners by such dates as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The dissertation must be deliveredsubmitted in hard copy and inthe digital copy in a format prescribed in the course handbook not later than noon on the last Monday in September of the second year of the course to the ChairmanUniversity ofapproved Examinersonline forassessment the Degree of MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology c/o Examination Schools High Street Oxfordplatform.

    3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

    4. 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