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University of Winchester

Archaeological Practice

UCAS Code: V400
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years part-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Archaeology
Student score
91% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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


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


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

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Course description

Archaeology courses at Winchester combine a range of subjects from British, European and World Archaeology. Students can tailor their course to focus on a particular aspect of cultural, scientific or practical based archaeology through their choice of pathway. The first academic year the course provides a sound understanding of the discipline which will enable students to explore a greater variety of specialised areas in subsequent years. These range from fieldwork training, scientific techniques and cultural studies to period based subjects from the Palaeolithic to the present day. As a student on Archaeology programmes within the Department of Archaeology, you are part of a community of approximately eight academic staff, 15 postgraduate research students studying for MPhil and PhD degrees, 30 Masters students and 120 undergraduate students taking BA and BSc degrees in Archaeology, Archaeological Practice and Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies. You will be assigned a personal tutor on arrival and there will be administrative staff on-hand to ensure you are guided through the challenges of your course during your stay with us. There are plenty of opportunities to visit archaeological sites and get involved in Departmental research, to help you explore your interest in archaeology or prepare yourself for your future career. The Department currently runs field research projects in Barbados, Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Egypt and Ethiopia as well as in the UK. Together with its commercial consultancy arm, ARCA, the Department is one of only two archaeology departments to be a Registered Archaeological Organisation (RAO) with the Institute for Archaeologists (the professional representative body for UK archaeologists).


For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.

University of Winchester

University campus

The University of Winchester is small, stylish, specialist, desirable and values-driven, with an international reach. The campus offers a dynamic academic environment within a friendly, social and supportive community. Winchester is one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK and has a strong café culture and a bustling atmosphere.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 98%
Student score 91% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
22% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
249 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 £16k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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