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.

Category: Universities

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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 […]

SOAS

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.

Reading University Students

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.    

Sheffield University

Sheffield University, Department of Archaeology

A leading research and teaching Department housed in a custom-designed building with laboratories and spacious research school accommodation. The Department was founded in 1976 and has now grown to become the largest Department of Archaeology outside London.

UNiversity of Southampton fieldwork

Southampton University, Dept of Archaeology

Courses include single honours archaeology, both BA and BSc, and combined honours, combining archaeology with history or geography. Excavations and projects: over 20 projects covering the World , including Purbeck Landscape Project, Dorset; Maritime Project, S. England and Channel Islands and an Isle of Wight survey project.

Lampeter Campus

Trinity St. David, University of Wales

Trinity St David is an Accredited Institution of the University of Wales and was formed from the merger of the University of Wales, Lampeter and Trinity University College. Trinity St. David offers a wide range of BA Degree and Diploma schemes which are designed to appeal to students with a broad range of backgrounds and […]

Swansea Students on a Field Trip

Swansea, University of Wales

This is a department which, whilst it does not have a specific archaeology department has a wide-ranging  Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology department. Swansea   is home to an Egyptology Museum entitled the Egypt Centre. A significant amount of fieldwork has been done in Greece and Turkey.

University of Leicester Bone Lab

Leicester, University of

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 […]

University of Hull fieldwork

Hull University

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.

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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