How do human societies develop and continue? What impact does climate and the environment have on society? Geography and archaeology are natural partners for exploring questions like these. In this course, you will study the relationship between people, landscape and the changing environment from prehistory to the present day. Skills training across the degree includes:
- archaeological surveying and recording
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Archival research methods
Our first-year core modules are designed as an introduction. Even if you haven't studied archaeology before, we’ll build everyone's knowledge to the same level, so you can progress through to year two. You will take 120 credits of modules each year. In year one, your core modules (70 credits) will cover the principles and methods of archaeological investigation. You will also develop an understanding of key themes in human and physical geography. You will take 20 credits of optional archaeology modules, and 30 credits of optional geography modules. You’ll have at least 12 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You must pass year one, but it does not count towards your final degree classification. In the summer break, you will complete at least part of your required archaeological fieldwork placement. For your core modules in year two, you will study more advanced approaches and interpretation techniques of archaeological research. You will also take either a human geography or physical geography option. As with year one, you will choose from a range of optional modules. You will also be helped to develop advanced research skills in both disciplines, in order to prepare you for your third-year dissertation project You will be supported to develop advanced research skills in both disciplines to prepare for your third-year dissertation. You’ll have at least 10 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You must pass year two, which counts as 33% towards your final degree classification. In year three, you will write a 40-credit dissertation in either archaeology or geography. The remaining 80 credits will be taken from a range of geography and archaeology modules to develop advanced knowledge and skills.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
European Baccalaureate - 75% overall.
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Fees and funding
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