What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including a science subject.
This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades BB and above including a science subject.
including a science subject and Scottish Highers ABBBB - BBBBB.
Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-141 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers75%
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 course will enable you to put scientific techniques into practice through modules that have a strong practical element. 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. We offer a wide range of outstanding facilities to aid your studies, including our newly refurbished archaeology labs (for osteoarchaeology, archaeobotany, ancient materials, and stable isotope analysis), the museum, and our Digital Humanities Centre.
In year one, you'll study core modules of archaeology covering the general principles and methods of the discipline. You’ll also learn how our knowledge of Britain’s past from prehistory to the industrial revolution is illuminated through the study of its material remains. In year two, more advanced core modules continue your progress in understanding archaeological principles and practice, alongside optional science-based modules. In year three, you’ll study professional bioarchaeology and will undertake to write up your own research project (dissertation), while studying a range of optional modules such as zooarchaeology, food and culture, human evolution, and the Silk Road. Work in the practical and professional archaeology modules leads into fieldwork, usually taken during the summer vacation.
A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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