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UCL (University College London)

Archaeology (with a year abroad)

UCAS Code: F401
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

144-152

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Forensic & archaeological sciences
Student score
94% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABBe-AABe

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB-AAB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144-152 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

71%

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 offers all the flexibility of the Archaeology BA programme combined with the opportunity to study abroad. The third year of the degree is spent at an approved partner university in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan or the United States.

Modules

Year 1 examples: Past societies; introduction to archaeological field methods and techniques; interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological problems; introduction to social anthropology. Year 2 examples: Geoarchaeology; public archaeology; the prehistoric Mediterranean; advanced field techniques. Year 3: Year abroad. Year 4 examples: Texts in archaeology; ancient Egyptian writing and inscriptions; Greek art and architecture; zooarchaeology.

UCL (University College London)

Main campus

Welcome to University College London, the capital's leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students. Our university is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. We have a global reach - almost two-thirds of our student body come from outside the UK, from 150 countries. UCL today is a true academic powerhouse.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 94% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

94%

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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
47% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
441 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
100% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The statistics here primarily reflect the prospects for forensic science graduates, as the largest group of students to study a forensic and archaeological science. While there are not a lot of jobs available in forensics itself just at the moment, reflected in the overall unemployment rates for forensic science graduates, there are still jobs for graduates from these subjects. Last year's graduates went into analysis work in labs, technician roles and general research, and for those looking a little wider, IT and management also employed forensics graduates. This is also a good subject for those wanting to work for the police, and if you do, it’s sometimes possible to get sponsorship, so that can be an option to fund your studies and get some relevant – and challenging - experience.
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