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University of Salford

Archaeology and Geography with Professional Experience

UCAS Code: VF41

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


96-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required. Geography, Archaeology or History preferred but not essential. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.

Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.

96-112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

96-112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Archaeology

Human geography

In brief:
Our Geography courses are ranked 27th in the UK and top 3 in the North West according to the Guardian University league tables 2018.
Two-semester integrated work placement in the second year.
Many field trip opportunities.
Work/industrial placement opportunity.
International students can apply.

This course will enable you to explore the relationship between the wider landscape and environment, and the human societies that inhabited them. You will gain real-world employment experience and knowledge of current professional practice from a two-semester-long placement in your second year. Modules on current professional practice, British archaeology, the environment, GIS and heritage management will provide you with a broad archaeological and geographical foundation.

Field work is a key element of this course, and you may have the opportunity to go on day trips to the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, Sheffield and Liverpool, as well as on residential field courses across the UK. You will only pay a modest non-refundable deposit for such visits, which are otherwise 100% subsidised by the university.

This course includes a two-semester-long work placement module that allows you to work with real-world external heritage companies and agencies. You will arrange the placement with our support. Specific modules where you will work directly with external professionals are ‘Heritage Protection and Management’ in the second year and the ‘GIS’ and ‘Archaeology and the Public’ modules in the third year.

Modules

Year one modules may include: Archaeological Principles and Practice, The Archaeology of the British Isles, Academic Skills Tutorial, Environmental Resources, Fieldwork and Applied Skills, People Place and Space. Year two modules may include: Heritage Protection and Management, Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, Problems in Human Geography, Work Placement. This work placement module lasts for two semesters and is built in to the three year course. Year three modules may include: Dissertation, Environmental Decision Making, Environmental Geographical Information Systems, Archaeology and the Public, Archaeology of Industrialisation.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Environment and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History and archaeology

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Geographical and environmental studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History and archaeology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

97%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Protective service occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to do a job in the arts - with lots of the great outdoors? Try archaeology! There don't tend to be many archaeology undergraduates out there (just under 700 graduated in 2015) - 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 - usually more study of archaeology. 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 are not uncommon. Thankfully, though, unpaid work, whilst not completely gone, is less common than it used to be. The archaeology graduates of 2015 found jobs in archaeology, of course, but also management and heritage and environment work, as well as more conventional graduate jobs in marketing and the finance industry.

Human geography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Archaeology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Human geography

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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