This course offers a Joint Honours degree programme examining the human past from a broad humanities-based perspective, drawing on both physical and textual evidence, and including the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in working with archaeological material and undertaking fieldwork.
Archaeology explores a wide range of evidence that documents the human past – from artefacts, monuments and settlements to entire landscapes – and from these interprets how societies have adapted and developed. Modules focus on different periods of World, European and Irish/British archaeology, from human origins to modern times and heritage. Queen's University Belfast is one of the best places to study Archaeology in the UK, scoring scoring third place for student experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and, once again, first place for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2022.
History at Queen's offers students a wide choice of modules. Courses span a long chronological period from Ancient History through to the Contemporary History of the late twentieth century. The modules on offer also cover a wide geographical area that includes Ireland, England, Scotland, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Students can choose modules that focus on gender, social and cultural history, colonial history, politics, religious and economic change.
Studying for an Archaeology and History degree at Queen’s will assist students in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including Archaeology and History.
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- All students normally take six courses per stage (a stage equals one academic year of full-time study), each covering a distinct theme. Single Honours students normally take at least five Archaeology/Palaeoecology courses. Students on Joint Honours degree programmes normally take three Archaeology/Palaeoecology courses, in addition to three courses from their second subject.
- Students enrolled on this programme have the opportunity to undertake an optional additional year of study, either between Stages 2 and 3 or after completing Stage 3, spent studying abroad or on a workplace placement.
- At the end of Stage 3, students with very good performance also have the opportunity to switch to our undergraduate Masters programme (MSci). In the MSci, Stage 4 courses enable students to deepen their theoretical knowledge, to gain additional practical experience and further to broaden their skills base.
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesArchaeology History View 196 other Bachelors in Archaeology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A level requirements
- Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65%.
- 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level
- QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades DDD
- RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades DDD
- A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree.
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International17900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4630 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
- EU Other £17,900
- International £17,900
Living costs for Belfast
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.