Explore how our ancestors engaged with the world, and gain a fascinating insight into what it means to be human. Our BA Archaeology and Anthropology degree teaches you how human societies came into being, how they have changed over time, and the underlying reasons for human diversity today. You'll study global human diversity in time and space, in a truly interdisciplinary way. On this anthropology and archaeology degree you'll gain hands-on experience with archaeological artefacts and materials, and receive the practical training needed for a career in archaeology or anthropology. The modular structure allows you to personalise your degree to choose aspects of archaeology and Anthropology that interest you most. You'll also deepen your understanding of archaeology with practical experience of field work, including excavating archaeological sites and analysing artefacts, as well as human and animal remains. Our digital humanities facilities will allow you to study and research through cutting-edge technology, such as virtual reality, 3D scanners and printers, and a 360 degree fully immersive audio-visual centre. Supported by an expert team, these technologies will enable you to start making and exploring in new and immersive ways. *Subject to programme review for September 2024 entry."
You will study a variety of topics that cover the fundamental aspects of Archaeology and Anthropology and you will have the opportunity to tailor your course to your interests by choosing some of your modules. Just some of the modules you may study include: The Development of Archaeological and Anthropological Thought; Human Origins; Exploring Other Cultures; Cosmology, Ritual and Belief; Maritime Archaeology . For further module information visit https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/archaeology-anthropology-degree-ba#modules.
On this course you will learn through a range of activities that may include lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group projects, and independent learning (studying on your own). You will be able to demonstrate what you have learnt through a variety of assessment methods, such as examinations, essays, extended essays, practical assignments in both the laboratory and the field, presentations, portfolios and the dissertation. You’ll be supported by a personal academic tutor who will offer support and advice throughout your studies. You will also receive feedback throughout your course, enabling you to identify areas for improvement before your work is formally assessed.
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
We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an A level equivalent standard. The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at [email protected]
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no component below 6.0|
All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|