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Archaeology and History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
 By combining the scientific study of material remains with historical research, writing and debate you will cover the key ways we study the past. You will deepen your knowledge of history through theory and practice covering a breadth of periods from the Palaeolithic to the recent past with the Archaeology and History course at University of Nottingham.
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Our geographic reach is from Britain to the Far East and North America. You can investigate Race, Rights and Propaganda and discover heroes and villains from the Middle Ages. Your studies can range from learning about evolution, culture and society through the study of bones, to the private lives of historical figures through letters. You will gain practical experience of fieldwork and through archaeological research in the UK and abroad.

As a joint honours student of the Archaeology and History course at University of Nottingham, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects. Each subject is taught separately, but you can choose a uniting theme for your final year dissertation


With an excellent track record of graduate employment, an archaeology and history degree will prepare you for a wide range of professions. Some of the most popular of these are:

  • museum work and heritage management
  • geographical information systems
  • research-based careers
  • law
  • business and finance
  • national and local government
  • non-governmental organisations (both national and international)
  • journalism
  • publishing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding the Past 
  • Learning History
  • Rome to Revolution: Historical Archaeology of Britain.
  • Comparative World Prehistory
  • Making the Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • The Contemporary World since 1945

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • IB score 32 (usually including 6 in history at Higher Level)
  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer ABB
  • Required subjects
  • Including history, preferably at grade A

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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