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Archaeology, Anthropology, and Art History with a Year Abroad

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other relevant pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

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

DDD

Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

UCAS Tariff

136-165

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subject

History of art

**About This Course**

You’ll study archaeology, anthropology and art history as an integrated whole, and will develop a multi-faceted appreciation of the visual and material culture of a wide range of places and times. You’ll begin to understand how the interaction of people and things is fundamental to humanity.

By studying archaeology, you’ll gain the ‘long view’ of how people successfully (or unsuccessfully) adapted and changed over hundreds and even thousands of years. Anthropology will provide you with multiple perspectives on how we live and interact now. From art history, you’ll gain an understanding of how human creativity has shaped the world we live in, from technological creativity to individual ingenuity.

You’ll have the opportunity to study the collections of the world-famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, itself a celebrated icon of modern museum architecture. This means you willyou’ll have access to important artworks from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, and Europe. You will be able to study relevant objects at first hand, while learning about the processes of collecting objects for museums. You willYou’ll be taught by experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, who will encourage you to approach works of art from different perspectives.

The department of Art History and World Art Studies at UEA is a world-leading art history department. Our main areas of research are the history of art and architecture in Europe and North America, the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America, the archaeology and anthropology of art, and museum studies and cultural heritage.

We are part of a close network of internationally renowned centres for the study and display of art: the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

**Overview**

Discover how society’s views, beliefs and actions are recorded in the things we make, use and value. Through the study of archaeology, anthropology and art history, you’ll learn how to examine the visual and material culture of societies across the world, from prehistory to the present.

On this unique and dynamic course, you’ll gain a strong grounding in all three disciplines - – archaeology, anthropology and art history - – with a central focus on analysing and interpreting visual and material culture from around the world. You’ll gain key skills in interpreting the past and understanding its role in the present.

During your degree, you will you’ll have the opportunity to study the visual and material cultures of African, Near Eastern and Pacific societies, and the Mediterranean world. Alongside this, you will engage with the arts of Europe and the Americas.

You’ll also spend a year studying at one of our prestigious partner universities in the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. For many students, this overseas experience is the highlight of their time at university

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Art, Media and American Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

95%
med
History of art

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 of art, architecture and design

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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

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.

£19,765
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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
52%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Other administrative occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

This is a category for graduates taking a wide range of courses that don’t fall neatly into a subject group, so be aware that the stats you see here may not be a very accurate guide to the outcomes for the specific course you’re interested in. Management, finance, marketing, education and jobs in the arts are some of the typical jobs for these graduates, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

What about your long term prospects?

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

History and 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.

£17k

£17k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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