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BA Archaeology
BA Archaeology

BA Archaeology

  • ID:UOM440024
  • 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

Explore archaeology from the Palaeolithic period to the recent past.

Get a broad foundation of archaeological ideas, principles and techniques then specialise in areas/periods of specific interest.

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 top 10 UK university for Archaeology (Complete University Guide 2019).

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Course content for year 1

  • Gain a broad based understanding of archaeological history and the methods and theories involved in the interpretation of past societies.

  • Discover the process of archaeological fieldwork and the principles of excavation through lab-based study, artefact handling sessions, and hands-on field trips.

  • Explore additional units in archaeology from both Britain and the wider world.

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

  • Understanding the Past: Human Stories through Science

  • Doing Archaeology 1

  • Introduction to Mediterranean & Classical Archaeology

  • The Making of the Mediterranean

  • The Story of Britain

  • Standing on The Shoulders of Giants: Foundations for Study in The Arts

  • Living and Dying in the Ancient World

Course content for year 2

  • Explore the emergence of archaeology from antiquarianism, and the 'big ideas' from philosophy and theory - power and ideology, phenomenology and materialism - that help analyse past societies.

  • Acquire the skills to frame your research questions, collect and analyse data, and present your results. Use this knowledge to develop a research topic of your own choice, which can include discoveries from your fieldwork.

  • Begin to explore period and thematic specialisms through a wide breadth of optional course units.

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.

  • People Behind the Patterns

  • Thinking Archaeology

  • CAHAE Long Essay

  • Doing Archaeology 2

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

  • 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

Course content for year 3

  • Gain an understanding of the power of the past and the importance of heritage in the modern world, addressing the issues faced by archaeologists.

  • Continue to develop your own expertise through a range of optional course units and complete a dissertation based on your own independent research.

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.

  • Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology Dissertation

  • Artefacts and Interpretation

  • Why the Past Matters

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

  • Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Europe

  • Origins of States: The Archaeology of Urbanism in the Near East

  • The Archaeology of Ritual

  • Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Worl

  • The Hellenistic World: History and Archaeology

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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 graduates have become commercial archaeologists, heritage and environment officers, editors, broadcasters, journalists, accountants, writers and researchers.

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