University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Archaeological Practice

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Course summary

Archaeology courses at Winchester combine a range of subjects from British, European and World Archaeology. Students can tailor their course to focus on a particular aspect of cultural, scientific or practical based archaeology through their choice of pathway. The first academic year the course provides a sound understanding of the discipline which will enable students to explore a greater variety of specialised areas in subsequent years. These range from fieldwork training, scientific techniques and cultural studies to period based subjects from the Palaeolithic to the present day. As a student on Archaeology programmes within the Department of Archaeology, you are part of a community of approximately eight academic staff, 15 postgraduate research students studying for MPhil and PhD degrees, 30 Masters students and 120 undergraduate students taking BA and BSc degrees in Archaeology, Archaeological Practice and Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies. You will be assigned a personal tutor on arrival and there will be administrative staff on-hand to ensure you are guided through the challenges of your course during your stay with us. There are plenty of opportunities to visit archaeological sites and get involved in Departmental research, to help you explore your interest in archaeology or prepare yourself for your future career. The Department currently runs field research projects in Barbados, Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Egypt and Ethiopia as well as in the UK. Together with its commercial consultancy arm, ARCA, the Department is one of only two archaeology departments to be a Registered Archaeological Organisation (RAO) with the Institute for Archaeologists (the professional representative body for UK archaeologists).

Course details

Modules

For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) (formerly Institute of Field Archaeologists)

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
V400
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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85%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*Please note, the tuition fee for students from the rest of the EU (excluding ROI) are yet to be confirmed by the University. For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Archaeological Practice at University of Winchester - UCAS