What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
DDM - DMM
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers86%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This degree inspires you to explore the human past and the ways in which archaeologists investigate and interpret material remains from past cultures. You can choose to study the periods of history that interest you the most, from prehistory right up to the present day, in Britain and in the rest of Europe. You'll enjoy hands-on experience of human history, with many chances to work directly with artefacts and take part in fieldwork.
Stage 1: Compulsory modules in each of these strands introduce students to the archaeology of Britain, from the Stone Age to the recent past; students also take modules in archaeological science, world history and key study skills, as well as visiting local sites and museums. Stage 2: Extends the geographical range of the studies to the rest of Europe and the countries around the Mediterranean, encompassing archaeological eras from prehistory to the early medieval period; plus options ranging from Bioarchaeology to the Archaeology of the Roman Empire. Stage 3: Dissertation on a subject of particular interest, with the remaining modules chosen from options within the 3 subject strands; these include: social prehistory, Romeâ??s Northern Frontiers and the archaeology of the Atlantic slave trade; practical options include modules on artefacts using the collections in the Universityâ??s museums.
Newcastle University is home to a cosmopolitan community, offering a first-class student experience in Britain's number one student city. A member of the Russell Group, the university is ranked among the best in the world according to Times Higher rankings. Our Union building has undergone an £8m refurbishment, now home to outstanding social and learning facilities.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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