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BA Archaeology and Anthropology
BA Archaeology and Anthropology

BA Archaeology and Anthropology

  • ID:UOM440025
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
Estimated Total/program:
£95,040.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • Typical A-level offer

  • ABB

  • Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)

  • BBB

  • Typical International Baccalaureate offer

  • 34 points overall. 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects

English Requirement

  • All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency.  The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE English Language grade C  /  4, or;

  • IELTS 7.0, or;

  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Course Information

Understand living societies, their artefacts and built environments to bridge the study of past and present humanity.

Gain a fascinating knowledge of cultural diversity in the past, and a sophisticated understanding of the social and material dimensions of human life.

Gain hands-on insight through subsidised fieldwork and excavation projects in Herefordshire, the Peak District, the Yorkshire Wolds, the Channel Islands or the Mediterranean.

Study at a UK top 10 university for both Archaeology and Anthropology (Complete University Guide 2019).

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Course content for year 1

  • Gain core skills in the interpretation of specific aspects of past societies, the social and historical context of archaeology, the 'social construction' of human realities, and anthropological theories surrounding culture and society.

  • Explore archaeological fieldwork and the principles of excavation, with two subsidised weeks on a project of your choice. Get to know staff in both departments and develop an interest in specific periods or themes.

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

  • Discoveries and Discoverers: Sights and Sites

  • Doing Archaeology 1

  • Power and Culture: Inequality in Everyday Life

  • Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

  • Key Ideas in Social Anthropology

  • Intro to Ethnographic Reading

  • The Making of the Mediterranean

  • The Story of Britain

  • Regional Studies of Culture: 1

  • Regional Studies of Culture: 2

Course content for year 2

  • Study the 'big ideas' and concepts which help us analyse past societies while deepening your understanding of how objects and materials shape human worlds.

  • Another two weeks of subsidised fieldwork give you the opportunity to travel to a project in the UK or abroad.

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

  • Thinking Archaeology

  • Materiality and Representation

  • People Behind the Patterns

  • The Emergence of Civilisation: Palaces, Peak Sanctuaries and Politics in Minoan Crete

  • CAHAE Long Essay

  • Doing Archaeology 2

  • Roman Women in 22 Objects

  • Origins and Transformations: Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Europe

  • The Archaeology of Ritual

  • Introduction to the History and Culture of Pharaonic Egypt

  • Anthropology of Kinship, Gender and Sex

  • Anthropology of Religion

  • Political and Economic Anthropology

  • The Ethnographer's Craft

Course content for year 3

  • Complete a dissertation based on your own independent research in either Archaeology or Anthropology, building on a further range of optional units.

Course units for year 3

  • The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Study with us and you'll combine academic and practical skills with a truly interdisciplinary mix of humanities and science training.

We have pioneered innovative assessments that relate to the skills employers want to see in graduates, including rigorous intellectual skills of interpretation, research and analysis, and data manipulation.

You'll have the opportunity to become a regular volunteer at the University's own Manchester Museum and multiple award-winning Whitworth Art Gallery, gaining invaluable cultural sector expertise. You'll also undertake archaeological fieldwork, ethnographic research or a museum placement with us, either here in the UK or overseas, building your experience of practical archaeology as well as key leadership, communication and creative problem-solving skills.

Recent Archaeology graduates have become commercial archaeologists, heritage and environment officers, editors, broadcasters, journalists, accountants, writers and researchers. Popular career paths for Anthropology graduates include charity and consultancy work, social work and teaching, as well as roles within the civil service, finance, marketing and PR.

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