Archaeology and History

University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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The natural combination of Archaeology and History allows you to merge the study of historical texts with the investigation of past material culture. In History modules, you will cover past societies from the late Roman through to the modern period, addressing political, social and cultural themes. In your Archaeology modules, you will deepen your understanding of the past even further through the study of the material record and world archaeology. You will also take part in practical archaeological fieldwork, with opportunities both in the UK and overseas, broadening your insight into significant historical issues. You will be learning from academics who are experts in their field, in departments that are innovators in terms of their research and public engagement. This civic ethos extends to the work our students do too: help communities make sense of their origins by collaborating with academic staff on research projects, lab work and excavations, or work in local schools to encourage learning about the past. Our multidisciplinary teaching helps you develop the strongest possible set of skills and prepares you for the professional world. Our graduates are articulate, creative communicators who know how to structure an argument, and how to analyse one. They are also adaptable, curious and culturally aware. We have alumni working all over the world in a diverse range of fields, including archiving, archaeology, teaching, museums, charities, publishing, and national and local government.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeFV41
Institution code S18
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB typically including History or Classical Civilisation
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in a relevant subject plus B in A Level History or Classical Civilisation
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits 60 credits overall with 45 at level 4 to include 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit and typically including some History credits
Scottish Higher AAABB plus grade B typically in History in Scottish Advanced Higher
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in a relevant subjects plus A in A level History or Classical Civilisations
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points typically including 5 in Higher Level History or Classical Civilisation
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus grades AB typically including History or Classical Civilisation
Extended Project B plus grades BBB in A levels typically including History or or Classical Civilisation. The Extended Project must be in a relevant subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 typically including History or or Classical Civilisation
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 typically including History or Classical Civilisation
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English grade C or grade 4 required

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - Further information -

Archaeology and History at University of Sheffield - UCAS