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.
A wide range of career options are available to our graduates, including careers in commercial archaeology, survey, heritage management and many more, both within and beyond the heritage sector.
As well as the integrated undergraduate Masters (MSci) in Archaeology, Queen's offers Single Honours BA in Archaeology and BSc in Archaeology-Palaeoecology, along with several degrees which combine Archaeology (the study of past human activities) and Palaeoecology (the study of past environments) with other subjects (Languages, Geography and History).
Studying for an Archaeology programme at Queen's University Belfast 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.
Although the majority of our graduates are interested in pursuing careers in archaeology-related areas (town and country planning, environmental impact, Land and Property Services [formerly Ordnance Survey]) significant numbers develop careers in a wide range of other sectors.
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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.
- 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.
- Themes covered in Stage 1 include an introduction to world archaeology and to archaeological fieldwork techniques, as well as the relationship between past human societies and their natural environment, and in particular the long-term impact of environmental change on humans.
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- 48 months
- 96 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A level requirements
- AAB + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
- H2H3H3H3H3H3 + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics.
- Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 75%. GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or equivalent in Access Course.
- 34 points overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
- Standard Level grade 4 would be acceptable in lieu of the GCSE requirement.
- QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades D*D*D + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
- RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades D*D*D + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
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International22000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4628 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4628 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
- EU Other £22,000
- International £22,000
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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