Graduate FAQ

What importance is placed on proficiency in other languages? What opportunities for language learning are there?

Serious research in many areas of archaeology requires an ability to read scholarship in languages other than English. Original fieldwork in some parts of the world may also require competence in relevant local languages. Graduate students in archaeology are therefore encouraged to attend the language courses put on by the University's Language Centre and to make use of the other facilities that it provides in order to acquire the relevant language skills. Courses in German for archaeologists are available from time to time in the Institute of Archaeology, and it may also be possible to make arrangements to acquire some knowledge of relevant ancient languages, for example by including a course as a special topic within a MSt or MPhil.





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