University Archaeology Day Date: Thursday 22 June Location: UCL, London Website: bit.do/uad2017 Telephone: 020 7679 1494 For anyone interested in studying archaeology, this inaugural University Archaeology Day offers a chance to find out exactly what the degree entails, and what career opportunities it could bring. The event is ideal for prospective students, as well as their parents and teachers, featuring displays from […]
Here we list all the major University departments that specialise in archaeology, together with descriptions of them taken from their websites and our thoughts along with a list of undergraduate and post graduate courses offered. Some universities listed do not offer straight archaeology but offer archaeology modules related courses such as Anthropology, Egyptology and Ancient History; additionally they may offer courses such as Classics, which we have not listed here as we feel they do not fall under the remit of ‘archaeology’ . All entries link to the univerisities website and provide the relevant contact details. Current and former students are welcome to add their comments and experiences!
The ratings on each of the Universities are taken from the last two Research Assessment Excercises, in 2001 and 2008. The markings are completely different, so don’t compare them! The 2001 Excercise (RAE01) is marked from 1 to 5 (and then 5*); whereas the 2008 marks are an average figure, where the lowest score was 1.85, and the highest was 3.05. There is also a Teaching Quality Assessment score which measures the Teaching as opposed to the Research, and is a score out of 24. Not all ratings are available for all universitites, particulalrly newer departments. Universities are searchable by RAE 08 results and TQO scores using the tags below.
With a focus on Africa and Asia, the department offers a multi disciplinary approach across the fields of Archaeology, Art History and Ancient Near Eastern Language study, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The School’s teaching covers all periods from the early Stone Age to Industrial Archaeology as well as Science in Archaeology and Greek and Roman History. Students have the opportunity to participate in training excavations. ULAS, the University of Leicester Archaeological Services, is the School’s fieldwork unit. Fieldwork projects include Neolithic Avebury, and landscape studies in […]
There are few better regions in Britain to study Archaeology, as the countryside of Eastern Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire contains a wealth of archaeological remains and its historic centres, such as Hull and Beverley, provide well preserved evidence for the development of Medieval townscapes.
Based on the original Institute of Archaeology at Liverpool this is one of the oldest departments in Britain, with extensive museum and archive collections based on 100 years of research in the Near East, Egypt, Classical archaeology and human evolution. Currently offers a diverse selection of undergraduate and post graduate degree programes acorss the archaeological […]
There are about 60 students per year taking BA Archaeology and BA Archaeological Practice at this thriving university college. Field work and practical archaeology are a particular focus. MA courses and research degrees also offered.
Archaeology at the University of Manchester involves the study of past humanity: how humans have learned to live in the world, shaping it through their actions. From the evolution of our species to the transformations wrought by the Industrial Revolution, our degree will enable you to explore a fascinating range of different cultures, through their […]
Archaeology is part of the School of Historical Studies along with Classics and History, situated in the heart of the bustling city of Newcastle. They offer Degrees in Archaeology, Bioarchaeological Science, and Ancient History and Archaeology, as well as postgraduate study.
Nottingham’s Department of Archaeology, one of six departments in the School of Humanities, has expanded significantly in recent years and provides a vibrant environment and extensive facilities for those wishing to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate study in archaeology.
BA/BSc degrees in Anthropology with a selection of archaeology courses, especially in human evolution and osteology, as well as postgraduate degrees in Anthropology.