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

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Archaeology
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
33

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

75%

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

£9,000

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

As a result of the sweeping changes to PGT funding already implemented for English domiciled students and now proposed for Welsh domiciled students, the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University is bringing the Centenary Graduate Scholarship awards to a close. The scheme will continue to operate as was advertised for students who enrolled on undergraduate schemes up to and including September 2016. The College intends to promote full details of future PGT funding sources to all students as soon as government policy becomes legislation. We have a wide range of employability opportunities that enhance the career prospects for our students. We offer a semester abroad in Hong Kong. Egyptology students can take the Egyptian Collection Practicum module, a four-week session providing practical experience for students on site. Egyptology students have the option of studying a Dissertation or a Museum project at the Universityâ??s Egypt Centre. They can teach beginners Hieroglyphs to members of the local community during the summer. All students in the College have a personal tutor who provides academic and pastoral support.

Modules

Year 1: introduction to ancient Egyptian history; introduction to ancient Egyptian civilisation; Egyptian language 1 and 2. Year 2: introduction to Egyptian archaeology; Egyptian language 3; options: Egyptian religious beliefs and practices; middle kingdom literature; Egyptian art and architecture; Greece and late period Egypt; war and warfare in the ancient world; Egyptian language 4. Year 3: dissertation or museum project; options: new kingdom literature; imperialism under the pharaohs; problems and practice in Egyptian material culture; Egyptian town and country; the Aegean and Egypt in the middle and new kingdoms; Egyptian language 5 and 6: old Egyptian.

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
84%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
43%

Year 1

53%
47%

Year 2

23%
77%

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 95%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

71%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

71%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
299 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

14%

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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