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PSA — MA in Medieval Archaeology

3 June, 2009

PSA — MA in Medieval Archæology

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 orpart 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: l.a.lavan AT
Tel: 01227769665
School of European Culture and Languages,
Cornwallis North West,
University of Kent,
Kent CT2 7NF

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