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University of Nottingham

Historical Archaeology

UCAS Code: V403

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Pass access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3. Of the 45 level 3 credits at least 24 should be graded merit or higher.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

including Scottish Highers ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AB and above.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Archaeology

Develop your fascination with heritage and history through a variety of themes and perspectives. Learn about the rise of empires and the fall of cities. Understand the lifestyle and culture of communities. You will learn the disciplines of archaeology to look at the evidence.

You will study the whole span of human history. You will focus on material culture, buildings and historic landscapes. These may be from Britain, Europe or the Mediterranean. They may be ancient, but they may also be more recent, connecting history with the modern-day. You may choose practical and scientific approaches to further your understanding.

You will also study heritage issues and the professional aspects of archaeology, which is essential for anyone who would like to go into a career in the heritage sector, and you will work in groups to create a heritage project based on a local site.

This course includes 20 days of archaeological fieldwork. You will participate in an approved excavation project, or a related placement, in the UK or overseas. You can also choose modules from other departments, including languages, history, and classics.

No prior experience of archaeology is required.

Modules

In Year 1, you will be introduced to archaeology with core modules covering the general principles and methods of the discipline. In Year 2, you will explore diverse historical time periods and major themes such as forensic archaeology, human origins, medieval and post-medieval archaeology and underwater archaeology, alongside advanced core modules such as “Archaeology and Society: Heritage and Professional Skills” and “The Making of the Modern World”. In Year 3, you will undertake your own research project on a subject within the broad span of historical archaeology, and will study a variety of optional modules spanning human evolution and Mediterranean Prehistory to Anglo-Saxon England, the Medieval City, Rome and the Mediterranean, and the Silk Road.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Classics and Archaeology

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Archaeology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


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History and archaeology

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Historical & philosophical studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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