Archaeology and History University of Sheffield

Undergraduate

Sheffield’s unique topography makes it one of the best places in the UK for archaeology. Its rich industrial heritage is well documented. But what many people don’t realise is that one third of the city is inside the Peak District National Park, 555 square miles of ancient landscape, complete with medieval villages, Bronze Age and Neolithic monuments and a network of caves decorated by ice age hunters.

Our archaeology department is known for its friendly, supportive atmosphere. They are serious academics too: Sheffield is ranked 13th in the world for archaeology in the QS World University Rankings 2016. Our history department, where you will spend roughly half your time, was rated 3rd in the UK for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

This dual honours course combines the study of historical texts with an exploration of material culture – to fascinating effect. You will get training in techniques such as survey and excavation. And there are plenty of opportunities for fieldwork, here and overseas. Graduates go on to work in commercial archaeology units, heritage, culture and the environmental sector. Employers include English Heritage, Channel 4, the British Museum and the House of Commons.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code FV41
Institution code S18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB including History or Classical Civilisation.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in a relevant subject plus B in A Level History
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
60 credits overall to include History units.
Scottish Higher AAABB plus grade B in History in Scottish Advanced Higher.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 including History.
Extended Project B plus grades BBB in A levels including History. The Extended Project must be in a relevant subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points including 6 in Higher Level History.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2 including History.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD plus grade B in an A level History.
Scottish Advanced Higher B in History plus grades AAABB in Scottish Highers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus grades AB at A levels including History.

GCSE English grade C or grade 4 required.

Entry requirements should also be read alongside our other Admissions policies at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies

English Baccalaureate policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc

A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive.

Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,900 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries – max available £2,000 The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,500 £25,001-£30,000 - £1,000 £30,001-£40,000 - £500. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are 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. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Funding for EU students - The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU