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The BA in Archaeology and Philosophy gives you the opportunity to combine the study of philosophy with the study of the past from the earliest human origins through to the late middle ages. Archaeology addresses big questions about the human past for much of which no written record is available. This course concentrates on the British Isles, Europe and the eastern Mediterranean, including Egypt. As a student at Cardiff, you will learn with staff who undertake cutting-edge research on all periods from early human origins to the recent past. You will also benefit from our state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, dedicated geophysical and surveying equipment and a range of sophisticated equipment for the analysis of artefacts. Philosophy at Cardiff is distinct for its strong emphasis on ethics, politics, and aesthetics and its equal attention to ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ styles of Western philosophy. Many students find joint honours both stimulating and rewarding as they observe both similarities and differences between the two subjects. Often there are complementary issues and perspectives as well as skills and that link the subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research. Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging course of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the course include: •a strong emphasis on ethics, politics, and aesthetics •equal attention to ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ styles of Western philosophy •close contacts with local historical sites such as St Fagans National History Museum, Caerleon and Caerwent – allowing additional links with archaeology as an academic discipline •an excavation or archaeological placement at the end of year two and year three, organised and funded by the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - BBB||Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Humanities and Social Science subjects.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB - BBB||Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Award of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 665 in 3 HL subjects|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language Grade C or 4, IGCSE English First Language grade C, IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.