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Our degree in Archaeology integrates traditional archaeology with the practical application of scientific methods that are applied to today’s archaeology.
It is a professionally-focused degree in archaeology with a strong fieldwork component and a focus on human osteology or the environment.
Your degree pathway in the second and final years will comprise a number of compulsory core modules that characterise this combination of archaeology and applied archaeological science. We offer a number of clear pathways, which will provide you with a specialism in, for example, prehistoric archaeology or in cultural resource management.
The course is underpinned by the opportunity to undertake a placement and by a substantial individual research dissertation in a topic of your own choosing.
Students who have completed the placement year can apply for Associate Membership of the Institute for Archaeologists.
We are ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Archaeology in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject.
Year 1: Archaeological Theory and Method (core), Archaeology of the British Isles (core), Field Course I (Malham) (core), Human Evolution (core), Humans: Past and Present (core), Scientific Frameworks (core) Year 2: Advanced Methods in Archaeology (core), Archaeology Field Course (core), Artefact Studies (core), Instrumental Analysis (core), Laboratory Science (core), Theoretical Archaeology (core), Celts, Greeks & Romans: the Iron Age in Europe (option), Ecology and Bioarchaeology (option), Heritage Management with GIS (option), Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (option) Year 3: Archaeometry (core), Individual Project (core), Forensic Archaeology (option), Geohazards: Past, Present, and Future (option), Human Osteoarchaeology (option), Hunter Gatherers: Present and Past (option), Reconstructing Past Environments (option), The Viking Settlement of the North Atlantic (option)
The teaching and learning strategy takes into consideration the learning outcomes, progression through the levels of study, the nature of the subject and the student intake, and the need for you to take greater responsibility for your own learning as you progress through the programme.
The assessment strategy is designed to support the learning outcomes of each programme and each specific module. A wide range of formative and summative assessment methods are used, including essays, worksheets, laboratory reports, group-work, poster (in the placement year) and oral presentations, reflective journals and examinations.
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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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
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||112 UCAS tariff points plus GCSE English at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).|
|A level||BBC||72 points from 2 full A levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||As UCAS tariff.|
|Scottish Higher||As UCAS tariff.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||
112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 72 points from 2 Higher Level subjects.
Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
(Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).
Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A-levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).
The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.
English Language requirements for International and EU applicants:
The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£18,420 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.