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BAArchaeology, Religion, Theology and the Bible

Tuition fee £9,000.00 per year
Course code VV46
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In this dual honours degree you’ll explore how texts and artefacts illuminate the past. You’ll learn about ancient civilisations and historical archaeology, and how religion and theology continue to inform our understanding of the past and the present.

You’ll study archaeological and textual evidence. Modules include the study of ancient civilisations and the use of the Bible in contemporary society. Throughout the course, you’ll develop your knowledge of key aspects of the classical, historic and biblical past.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:
Emerging Europe: From Storage to Stonehenge & States
Towards modernity: anthropology, archaeology & colonialism
Arts and Humanities Faculty Challenge – ThinkCreate

Optional modules:
Epics and Myths of the Ancient World
Religion in Britain Today
The Bible: Fact or Fiction?
Understanding Religion
Understanding the New Testament
Understanding the Old Testament
An Introduction to Early Judaism
An Introduction to Islam
Philosophy of Religion

Second year

Core modules:
Archaeology and Text

Optional modules:
Archaeology Matters
Bible and the Literary Imagination
Ethics: Theoretical and Practical
Gender, Religion and the Bible
Greek A
Greek Texts
Hebrew A
Hebrew Texts
Jesus, Gospels and Christianity
Minoans: Crete in the Bronze Age
Religion and the Good Life
Science in Archaeology
Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
The Age of the Vikings
The Ancient Greek Economy
The Archaeology of the Later Medieval Church in England
The Bible and the Historical Imagination
The Celtic West: from the fall of Rome to the Viking Age
Thinking through Archaeology

Third year

Core modules:
Dissertation in Archaeology

Optional modules:
Athens, Empire and the Classical Greek World
Catastrophes and Climate Change: prehistory to Modernity
Christian Theology
Decoding the Landscape: integrated methods in landscape archaeology
Free Will & Religion
New Testament Texts
Religion in an Age of Terror
Rome: Capital, Hinterland and Periphery
The Archaeology of Death and Burial
The Bible and the Arts
Wisdom and Psalms
Work Place Learning

Career opportunities

Archaeology at Sheffield opens up a wide range of career opportunities in archaeology, heritage, museums and within the environmental and cultural sectors.

Many graduates work in archaeology, in commercial units, national and local government, the charitable sector and university departments. Some choose to study for a postgraduate degree. Others have gone into journalism, teaching, the police, health care and classical music.

Employers include English Heritage, Channel 4, the British Museum, the House of Commons, schools, universities and archaeological trusts.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.