University of Chester

Archaeology and History University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus.

Archaeology is the study of the human past, from the hunter-gatherers of Ice Age Europe to the inhabitants of modern cities. At Chester, our course provides you with an understanding of these past societies and the techniques that we use to study them. The course aims to provide you with a wide range of skills, such as field survey and excavation, critical reading and writing, and scientific analysis; as well as the opportunity to specialise in particular periods or themes.

By studying the human past, it can help you gain a better understanding why the world is as it is and a greater appreciation of your place in it. Studying History will help you to acquire the skills that employers value, such as critical thinking, teamwork, communication skills, information handling and original thinking.

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Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

For History you will be assessed through a variety of written work, as well as individual and group presentations. Written work assignments include book reviews, literature reviews, document analyses, essays, research dissertations, ranging from 500 words to 2000 words to 8000 words, and produced as coursework or in closed or open examinations.

For Achaeology assessment is varied: written work in the form of essays, reports and portfolios, oral presentations, and examinations all feature. In all cases our assessment develops and enhances your key employability skills.


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 code VV14
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC - BBC The Department requires one of the following subjects:
Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History, Politics, Sociology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM The Department requires one of the following GCE A Level subjects:
Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History, Politics, Sociology
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit (including 15 in History)
Scottish Higher BBBB including including History
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points including 5 in HL History
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 including including History

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


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01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300