Archaeology explores a wide range of evidence that documents the human past - from artefacts, monuments and settlements to entire landscapes - and from these interprets how societies have adapted and developed. Modules focus on different periods of World, European and Irish/British archaeology from human origins to modern times and heritage. Palaeoecology studies environmental evidence to assess the impact of natural events and human activities on landscapes, climate and changing environments. Modules examine themes such as ancient environments, evolution, economic and climate change. The combined disciplines progressively develop general and specific knowledge and skills, through excavation, fieldwork, overseas fieldtrips, laboratory and practical work. As well as the Single Honours BA in Archaeology and BSc in Archaeology-Palaeoecology, Queen's offers several degrees which combine Archaeology (the study of past human activities) and Palaeoecology (the study of past environments) with other subjects (languages, geography and history). The MSci is a new four-year degree, progressing directly to Masters-level study in Level 4.
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Successful completion of National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) at Level 3) with 540 GLH at Distinction (a minimum of 240 GLH in externally assessed units) and 540 GLH at Merit|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
|Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Successful completion of IB Diploma with 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 - H3, H3, H3, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||Successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (180 credits) with 100 credits at Distinction grade and 80 credits at Merit grade.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||For applicants taking Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4,275||Year 1|