From July 2021 we will be welcoming two Archaeology Master’s Students to MOLA Headland Infrastructure as part of an exciting MA Studentship opportunity, funded by Highways England and delivered in conjunction with the University of Reading.

The award-holders will spend the first 12 weeks of their programme (July-September 2021) on a placement with our specialists and will then enrol on the University of Reading full-time MA Archaeology.

Each award focuses on a different topic, but both will focus on material excavated during our archaeological excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Road Improvement Scheme:

New light on old iron: long-term and landscape approaches to craft, architecture and economics using the structural ironwork found during excavations for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme

An examination into the morphology of Iron Age and Romano-British livestock using selected faunal data found during excavations on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme

The results from the Master’s dissertations will form part of the larger A14 analysis programme currently being undertaken.

Each award covers:

  • Tuition fees for new UK/Republic of Ireland students (£7,735 per year)
  • £5,000 during 12-week placement
  • £11,500 stipend over the duration of the master’s course (paid in three instalments)

Not covered:

  • Any additional expenses required (living expenses, travel expenses)

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2021; to be considered you first need to submit an application for the full-time MA Archaeology programme and receive an offer.

See the studentship full terms and conditions.

Lanah and Jemma received the MA Archaeology studentships in 2020/21 and share their thoughts and experiences in this blog.