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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Archaeology
Student score
92% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
BBBBB-AABBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DDM - DMM

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

86%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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.

Modules

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

Newcastle Campus

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
35%
65%

Year 1

14%
86%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 98%
Student score 92% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

89%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
401 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There don't tend to be many archaeology undergraduates out there (just over 800 graduated in 2012) but it's quite a popular subject at postgraduate level. In fact, over a quarter of archaeology graduates take some kind of further study when they graduate. When you look at the stats, be aware that junior jobs in archaeology are not always well paid at the start of your career, and that temporary contracts or even unpaid work are not uncommon. The archaeology graduates of 2012 found jobs in management and heritage and environment work, as well as more conventional graduate jobs in business and the finance industry.
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