MSc in Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture

The MSc in Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture at the UCD School of Archaeology is an exciting taught programme that exploits and builds upon the growing international reputation of UCD’s Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture where the focus is on experimental archaeology research, teaching and public outreach activities. Experimental archaeology can be defined as the reconstruction of past buildings, technologies, things and environmental contexts so as to enable a better understanding of the character and role of materiality and material culture in peoples’ lives.

The programme provides a comprehensive course of university learning and experience in experimental archaeology and material culture analysis. It may also involve innovative, experiential interrogations of past lifeways and material culture, so as to explore and understand how people interact with each other and the world. It is also available as a Graduate Diploma in Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture.

More information about the programme can be found here >>

Online registration for 2022/2023 opens in October 2021

Closing Date for 2022-2023 applications: close of business, Friday, 3rd June 2022

Late applications will be considered. Please contact the Graduate Director, Prof. Aidan O'Sullivan ( and cc


Programme coordinator: Professor Aidan O’Sullivan
Phone: 00353(0)1-718252


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