University of Reading

Degree level: Undergraduate

Museum Studies and Archaeology with International Foundation Year

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Course summary

Our BA Museum Studies and Archaeology with International Foundation Year course enables you to combine the study of museology with the excitement of archaeological discovery. This programme is designed for international students. If you want to study museum studies and archaeology at a British university but don’t have the correct qualifications, our four-year BA Museum Studies and Archaeology with International Foundation Year programme enables you to undertake an undergraduate museum studies and archaeology degree. You will complete a foundation year (called Year 0) before progressing onto our three-year BA Museum Studies and Archaeology degree, joining the Department of Archaeology. This means you can apply for a single four-year visa that covers the whole duration of your studies. The foundation year is designed to equip you with the subject-specific and general study skills needed to cope with the demands of undergraduate study. Our high-quality teaching is geared towards the needs of students from a wide range of educational backgrounds.


The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course: *Academic Skills; Revolutions and Transitions: The Human Journey from 6 Million Years Ago to the Present Day *Archaeology Today: Methods and Practice *Early Empires: Mesopotamia, Egypt & Rome *Presenting the Past: An Introduction to Museum Studies *Archaeology and Heritage: Past, Present and Future; Ancient Objects: Materials and Meanings *Museum Learning and Engagement *Curatorship and Collections Management *Display Design, Planning and Creation: Project Module. The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. We suggest that you regularly revisit this webpage during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)5.5We require a minimum score of 5.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

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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
EU £22350 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

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Museum Studies and Archaeology with International Foundation Year at University of Reading - UCAS