University of Glasgow

Material Culture & Artefact Studies [MLitt/PgDip]

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University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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This MLitt in Material Culture & Artefact Studies will prepare you to participate at both a practical and theoretical level within the field of specialist artefactual analysis. You will be able to undertake a work placement to gain valuable work experience in a museum, archaeological unit or other cultural institution. You will benefit from the involvement of staff from Glasgow Museums, National Museums Scotland and other institutions within Scotland, and will have the opportunity to work with collections from local museums, including the University’s own Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.

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Jack Goddard
4.0 24/05/2019
About the course: My experience has exposed me to great research. Glasgow is very supportive and helpful. I didn't think it would be easier to find such a welcoming and friendly university.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Anupreeta Arumugam
4.5 23/05/2019
About the course: I have massively delighted in being at the University of Glasgow, no second thoughts by any stretch of the imagination. I would believe Glasgow University to be the most understudy focused college as they are continually attempting to oblige and provide for understudies needs
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.0 22/05/2019
About the course: Overall, my experience was great and maintaining balance between social life and work was the best thing. Here's why I could maintain the right balance between work and life. I learned a lot and thanks for everything.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Course programme

The taught component consists of core courses and optional courses, running over two semesters.

Assessment is normally focused on written performance, but oral presentation skills and other modes of assessment allow you to develop your writing skills in a number of formats. This is in addition to the practical emphasis on developing your ability to interpret and analyse artefacts.

For the MLitt you can opt to do either a dissertation or an extended work placement (assessed by work placement eportfolio and either a research report or a student exhibition design).

Core courses
  • Material culture in context
  • The process of artefact studies.
Optional courses include modules such as:
  • Lithic analysis
  • Independent study
  • Critical themes in the display and reception of objects
  • Early medieval artefacts
  • Viking and late Norse artefacts (AD 750-1350).
  • Optional courses drawn from Archaeology or from other programmes across the University can be taken by agreement with the programme convener.

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Core Courses

The core courses introduce you to the theoretical and practical demands of material culture studies and artefact analysis:

Research Training Course

This course is designed to give students training and support in a wide variety of research methods tailored to your individual requirements with a focus on transferable skills, including archive research, humanities computing, writing and presenting papers, etc

Material Culture in Context

Material Culture in Context introduces current...

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