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Classics and Archaeology
Bachelor of Archaeology and Geography
Bachelor of Archaeology and Geography

Bachelor of Archaeology and Geography

  • ID:UN440012
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£23,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£23,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£105,900.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in each element) or
  • PTE 76 (with a minimum of 65 in each element) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 100 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

Course Information

How do human societies develop and continue? What impact does climate and the environment have on society? Geography and archaeology are natural partners for exploring questions like these.

In this course, you will study the relationship between people, landscape and the changing environment from prehistory to the present day.

Skills training across the degree includes:

  • archaeological surveying and recording
  • cartography
  • statistics
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Archival research methods

This course includes 10 days of archaeological fieldwork. You will participate in an approved excavation project, or a related placement, in the UK or overseas.

As a joint honours student, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods in both subjects. Each subject is taught separately, but there are uniting themes.

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Modules

Year 1

Our first-year core modules are designed as an introduction. This means that even if you haven't studied archaeology before, we’ll build everyone's knowledge to the same level, so you can progress through to year two.

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

  • Compulsory core modules (70 credits) – you will study the principles and methods of archaeological investigation. You will also develop an understanding of key themes in human and physical geography
  • Archaeology optional modules (20 credits) – choose from a range of topics
  • Geography optional modules (30 credits) – choose from a range of topics

You’ll have at least 12 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year one, but it does not count towards your final degree classification.

In the summer break, you will complete at least part of your required archaeological fieldwork placement.

Core modules

  • Understanding the Past I – Introduction to Archaeology
  • Understanding the Past II – Landscapes and Surveying
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Tutorial
  • Careers Skills for Geographers

Archaeology optional modules
Choose 20 credits from a range, which may include:

  • Rome to Revolution: Historical Archaeology of Britain.
  • Comparative World Prehistory
  • Great Discoveries in Archaeology

Geography optional modules
Consider if you wish to pursue human geography or physical geography in year two and then choose between:

  • Exploring Human Geography

and:

  • Planet Earth: Exploring the Physical Environment

You will also choose one module from a range, which may include:

  • Physical Landscapes of Britain
  • Globalisation: Economy, Space and Power
  • On Earth and Life
  • Exploring Place

Year 2

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

  • Compulsory core modules (40 credits) – you will study more advanced approaches and interpretation techniques of archaeological research. You will also take either a human geography or physical geography option
  • Archaeology optional modules (40 credits) – choose from a range of topics and periods for more in-depth study
  • Geography optional modules (40 credits) – build on your existing technical skills and investigate new areas of interest

You will be helped to develop advanced research skills in both disciplines in order to prepare you for your third-year dissertation project.

You’ll have at least 10 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year two, which counts as 33% towards your final degree classification.

Core modules

  • Archaeology: Theory and Practice

And either a human geography module:

  • Cultural and Historical Geography

Or a physical geography module:

  • Environmental Change

Archaeology optional modules
Choose from a range which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Communicating the Past
  • Themes in Near Eastern Prehistory
  • The Silk Road: Cultural Interactions and Perceptions
  • Britain in the Later Roman Empire (c. 250-450)
  • The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England
  • The Origins and Rise of Aegean Civilisation
  • Human Osteology

Geography optional modules
Choose from a range of modules which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Urban Geography
  • Spatial Decision Making
  • Economic Geography
  • Techniques in Physical Geography
  • Techniques in Human Geography

If you are planning to write a geography dissertation in year three, then your 40 credits of optional modules must be used for:

  • Research Tutorial
  • Dissertation Preparation

Year 3

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

  • Compulsory core modules (40 credits) – you will write a dissertation in either archaeology or geography
  • Archaeology optional modules (20-60 credits) – choose from a range of modules to develop advanced knowledge and skills
  • Geography optional modules (20-60 credits) – choose from a range of modules to develop advanced knowledge and skills

You’ll have at least eight hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year three, which counts as 67% towards your final degree classification.

Core

  • Dissertation BA

Or:

  • Classics and Archaeology Dissertation

Archaeology optional modules
If you take the archaeology dissertation module, you may take a further 20 credits, otherwise 60 credits, from a range which could include: 

  • From Petra to Palmyra: Art and Culture in the Roman Near East
  • Themes in Near Eastern Prehistory
  • The Silk Road: Cultural Interactions and Perceptions
  • Britain in the Later Roman Empire (c. 250-450)
  • The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England
  • The Origins and Rise of Aegean Civilisation
  • Human Osteology

Geography optional moudles
If you take the geography dissertation module, you may take a further 20 credits, otherwise 60 credits, from a range which could include: 

  • Geographies of Money and Finance
  • The Cultural Geography of English Landscape
  • Quaternary Environments (Mexico field course)
  • Global Climate Change
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many graduate employers will recruit students from any discipline into a wide range of careers and classics students are well placed to be very competitive in the job market.

In the past few years, classics graduates who seek employment have found themselves in a diverse range of roles with major employers and professions. Examples include:

  • education
  • recruitment
  • retail
  • marketing and public relations
  • heritage
  • finance
  • the police
  • local and national government
  • media, and 
  • charities
  • PR, publishing and media
  • accountancy and business

It is true to say that many classics graduates (and other subjects) take some time building their career through a series of roles to get to a specific career where they want to be or even to decide what job suits them.

This could be due to a variety of reasons for example:  the sector they want to enter requires an entry-level position (for example: heritage, media roles and publishing) or they are saving up to fund a postgraduate course or travel and therefore their first destination is a stop gap.

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