Category: Universities

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.

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Event: University Archaeology Day

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 […]

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School of Oriental and African Studies, London

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.

Liverpool University Teaching Lab

Liverpool University, School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

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 […]

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Winchester, University College

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.

Manchester University Archaeology Department

Manchester University, School of Arts, Histories & Cultures

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 […]

Newcastle University Fieldwork

Newcastle University, School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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.

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Nottingham, University of

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.  

Oxford Brookes

Oxford Brookes University

BA/BSc degrees in Anthropology with a selection of archaeology courses, especially in human evolution and osteology, as well as postgraduate degrees in Anthropology.

Plymouth University

Plymouth University with Truro College

This course is delivered by Truro College, this one year programme is equivalent to the final year of a degree course. Students should have already completed a Foundation Degree or HND in a relevant subject. The programme contains extensive fieldwork, museum work and artefact care, providing the opportunity for students to undertake surveys and discover […]

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Reading University, Department of Archaeology

  Reading has a friendly and energetic Department of Archaeology, with an international reputation in research and teaching. They have their own modern building and as part of the School of Human and Environmental Sciences, have access to a wide range of excellent scientific facilities, laboratories and expertise.    

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