|Location||United Kingdom, Southampton|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||£16,054.00 per year|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
At least B in a science based subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Writing, 6.0 in Listening and Speaking)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Archaeology brings together diverse approaches to answer questions such as what our ancestors ate, what they wore, who they traded with, and the environments they lived in. You might undertake the chemical analysis of ceramics or human bones, or use theories drawn from anthropology or sociology. Archaeology is one of the broadest subjects taught at university, and you can study it with either science or humanities A levels. All you need is an enquiring mind and an interest in the past.
We cover the full timespan of the human past, from the earliest humans to the modern world. The breadth of subjects available means that you can study the areas you are most interested in. Southampton is a world leader in maritime archaeology, and you can take these units in all three years.
Typical course content
Excavation, field survey and geophysics
Archaeology of the Roman Empire
Anthropology and ethno-archaeology
Heritage and public archaeology
Archaeology is not just a vocational subject. Graduates go on to a wide range of careers and find that their knowledge can be applied to work in local government planning, in National Trust bodies or in museums.
By studying archaeology you will acquire some key skills sought by employers, such as time management, problem solving, team-work, project management and cultural awareness. Above all, you will learn to communicate ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences in a way that is relevant and understandable.
Work placements and fieldwork opportunities reflect the dedication to embedding employability in students throughout the degree experience. A balanced mix of practical and theoretical learning means our graduates are equipped with a comprehensive skill-set upon completing the degree. From team-working to problem solving, many are transferable. The destinations of graduates are as rich and varied as the course offered.