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BA (Hons)Archaeology

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Course code F400
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This Archaeology course focuses on cultural archaeology and provides opportunities for fieldwork experience. The Department of Archaeology is a Registered Archaeological Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA).

Archaeology at Winchester is structured to allow students maximum flexibility in their choice of course and is designed to suit those students who are primarily interested in cultural archaeology. The programme takes a wide view of the archaeology of different periods and cultures, from the earliest humans to the industrial age.

Programme structure

Modules aim to communicate a narrative of significant events and historic sites, encouraging students to evaluate archaeological information and critically assess its value to our understanding of the past.

In Year 1, students examine the theory and practice of archaeology; historic and prehistoric periods; and the methods, theories and approaches that underpin archaeological discipline.

In Year 2, students may choose to focus their studies on a range of methodological topics, while also studying the archaeology of one or more European archaeological periods.

During Year 3, students may focus their studies on topics, periods or themes from Year 2 or broaden their studies to examine the archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Americas, Africa and Anatolia/the Near East. In the final year, students also carry out an independent piece of research, the dissertation, on a subject of their choice.

The Department of Archaeology at the University of Winchester is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). Students can become Affiliates of the CIfA. After graduation they can build up field experience to progress to full membership categories. As part of the course, there are opportunities for students to visit archaeological sites and get involved in departmental research, which also allows them to work in new laboratories and use a range of specialist surveying equipment.

Students undertake fieldwork throughout their course, and during Years 2 and 3 can attend two periods of summer excavation. Students are required to attend the summer training excavation for four weeks during the first summer vacation and should ensure that they have accommodation available during late May and June.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States