University of Sheffield has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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|
To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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 - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding