Our first-year core modules are designed as an introduction. 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.
In year one you will follow the same programme as students on Archaeology BA.
You will take 120 credits of modules split as below:
- Compulsory core modules (80 credits) – you will cover the general principles and scientific methods of archaeology. You will also study some of the key aspects and periods
- Optional archaeology modules (0-40 credits) – choose from a range of modules, some of which include elements of ancient history and classical civilisations
- Optional modules from other departments (0-40 credits) – choose from a range of complementary modules in other subjects
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.
On this course, you are required to complete 20 days of archaeological fieldwork or other professional experience. For more information, visit the Archaeology fieldwork webpage.
Archaeology optional modules
Choose 0-40 credits from a range, which may include but is not limited to:
- Great Discoveries in Archaeology
- Greek and Roman Mythology
- Studying the Greek World
- Studying the Roman World
Optional modules from other departments
Choose 0-40 credits from a range, which may include:
- History of Art: Renaissance to Revolution
- History of Philosophy
- Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States
- Modern languages modules
- Producing Film and Television