• A student for a master’s degree must complete his or her studies within four years after first registering for the degree. The study comprises a 30 000-50 000 word dissertation based on an research proposal approved by the Research Proposal and Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Humanities (see requirement for preparatory year).
• Students are also required to: (a) perform one outreach activity per semester registered; (b) to participate in the Departmental Seminar Series; (c) to construct a museum display of their dissertation research; and (d) submit an article based on their research to an accredited publication at the end of their study.
• Students are required to conduct at least 8 weeks of fieldwork by the end of the master’s programme and must demonstrate mastery over basic and intermediate field techniques.
- Honours degree in Archaeology or relevant honours degree
- A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the honours degree
- Students with a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% or more will receive preference
- An admissions essay may be required
- An entrance examination may be required
Note: Additional modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency
Students who do not have the required level of proficiency in English have to take an additional module TTS 751 Academic writing skills.