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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Archaeology
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB - BBB or ABC

Scottish Highers
ABBBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

84%

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

Our course is flexible â?? once you have decided which aspects of archaeology excite you most, you can follow these interests through your module choices and final year dissertation. By the end of this course you will have gained an understanding of archaeological theory and professional practice with a broad view of human culture from our earliest evolution to the modern era. Archaeology as a discipline can take you around the world, and our staff encourage you to join them on their fieldwork and research projects in the UK and abroad.

Modules

Year 1: Prehistory from the earliest humans to the 1st farmers; introduction and approaches to archaeology; introduction to the archaeology of the Roman empire; environmental archaeology; introduction to medieval archaeology ad 400-1400. Year 2: Archaeology of technology and production; prehistoric Britain; medieval Britain; Britain in the western Roman Empire; archaeology in the UK: research and professional practice. Year 3 optional modules: Cultural anthropology (an introduction); underwater archaeology; bio-archaeology; the origins and rise of Aegean civilisation; ancient metallurgy: archaeology and experiment; prehistoric Italy; Rome and the Mediterranean; the archaeology of Anglo-saxon England; Goths, Huns, Avars and Romans (conflict on the Danube in late antiquity); beastly questions; forensic archaeology; professional bio-archaeology.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
44%
56%

Year 1

15%
78%
7%

Year 2

8%
92%

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 94%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

71%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
375 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are public services and other associate 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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