Undertaking a postgraduate degree will deepen your understanding of themes and periods of the past, to engage more critically with debates and issues, to develop new skills in researching, thinking and presenting, and to advance your job prospects. Throughout, you will be guided in your studies by expert staff.
Taught Masters and Diploma Programmes
Our well established Masters and Diploma programmes will enable you to explore, in critical detail, areas of specific interest, ranging from prehistory to Greek history and archaeology through to Roman or modern contexts, with scope to specialise in archaeological theory and practice.
Dedicated MA study space and greater one-to-one contact with staff will help you develop fuller research and related skills. The Masters programmes offer great opportunities to prepare for doctoral study, museum-, field-related or other employment and the postgraduate programmes.
Postgraduate Research (PhD)
Our School uniquely features both campus-based and distance-learning PhDs, with students undertaking research supported by staff on an exciting range of topics.
- rowse the list of all current to see the themes being explored.
- You can also read some of the posters students have produced on their research and presented at conferences in Britain and abroad, as well as at events at Leicester such as our Festival of Postgraduate Research.
- Many of our Masters students continue onto PhD study.
- Apply for a PhD.
Fee Discounts: If you are current undergraduate studying at the University of Leicester, then you may be eligible for a special 50% discount on fees when continuing onto a Masters, PGDip or PGCert in 2016.
Check if your are eligibile for the graduate Scholarship
10% discounts are also available to previously graduated alumni.
Leicester is ideally placed for exploring Britain. By train the city is little more than an hour from the centre of London and lies a similar distance from Oxford and Cambridge.
Prehistoric, Roman, medieval and industrial archaeological sites and monuments are fully represented in the county and Midlands, whose landscape offers many opportunities for exploration - including the famous Rutland Water.