Friday, June 5, 2009

MA in Archaeology by Research

MA in Archaeology by Research - Fee Waiver
> Visualising Late Antiquity: Everyday Life AD 300-650
> Centre for Late Antique Archaeology, University of Kent
> The School of European Culture and Languages is able to offer two MA fee
> waivers at Home /EU rate for the academic year 2009-2010, to support
> guided research into the Visualisation of Everyday Life in Late
> Antiquity. This degree will be taught through tutorials and guided
> research, although it will also be necessary to attend lectures and
> seminars on late antique archaeology in the first term. Assessment will
> be based on a 40,000 word dissertation, though students will be asked to
> write preparatory essays in the first term, connected to their subject.
> The theme of the dissertation will be set by their supervisor and may
> include topics such as the architecture, furniture and material culture
> in late antiquity.
> Programme Duration: Full-time 12 months
> Start date: September 2009
> Entry Requirements: Applicants are generally expected to have obtained
> an upper second-class honours degree, or the international equivalent,
> in archaeology or a related field. Applicants whose first language is
> not English are expected to have obtained IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570.
> Candidates should have an established interest in late antiquity and its
> architecture or material culture, and intend to progress to a PhD at
> Kent on this theme, if the opportunity presented itself. Excavation
> experience and organisational skills are desirable, as students will be
> expected to participate for one month in the Ostia Excavation Project,
> and offer some administrative assistance to the Centre for Late Antique
> Archaeology during the year. Knowledge of one or more modern European
> languages (French, German and Italian) would be an advantage, as would
> experience of Mediterranean archaeology.
> Fee Waiver: the successful candidates will be offered a fee waiver of
> 3,670 GBP to cover one year of postgraduate fees at home / EU rate. No
> maintenance fee would be offered. Fees could be repayable in whole or
> part if the degree was abandoned without completion, or if efforts made
> were deemed to fall below the acceptable minimum standard for MA work.
> Application Process
> To be eligible for these studentships, candidates must send to Dr Luke
> Lavan (via email) a CV and a letter explaining why they would like to be
> considered for the University of Kent studentship, accompanied by a
> piece of written work. The deadline for submissions is 16th June 2009.
> Selection will be based on written submissions, with the option of
> interview by telephone / email.
> Contact: Dr Luke Lavan,
> Email:
> Tel: 01227769665
> School of European Culture and Languages,
> Cornwallis North West,
> University of Kent,
> Canterbury,
> Kent CT2 7NF

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