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Archaeology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This Archaeology  degree at the University of Nottingham covers the entire span of human history - from the rise of early civilisations and empires to the development of the modern world. 
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This BA Archaeology degree at the University of Nottingham will combine approaches from both the humanities and the sciences, gaining skills in our specialist research laboratories and during fieldwork. Using your foundation knowledge from year one, you will select specialisms to complete your degree. Choose from modules on human bones or medieval castles for instance. You will also undertake a fieldwork placement, either in the UK or overseas. 

Throughout, you will gain an understanding of archaeological theory and practice, and a broad view of human culture from around the world. You will also be able to complement your archaeological knowledge with modules in other subjects, such as history of art, languages, and theology. 


You will become acquainted with a full range of theoretical, analytical and field methods in archaeology. You will gain a broad knowledge of human culture from the Palaeolithic to the medieval period and an in-depth understanding of some of the most exciting areas and periods of human past. 

Archaeology is a broad interdisciplinary subject that allows you to develop a wide range of professional skills. Our graduates enter a wide variety of careers, including:

  • heritage, museum and archaeology sectors
  • central and local government
  • publishing and journalism
  • law

Often graduates stay with us to undertake postgraduate studies.

A degree in archaeology equips you with a broad array of important skills, including:

  • ability to process and critically evaluate data and apply theoretical and scientific principles to problems
  • critical analysis and argument
  • experience of fieldwork, post-excavation and laboratory techniques
  • ability to interpret spatial data numerical, statistical, IT and analytical skills
  • strong team working
  • written, oral and visual communication

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Extended Source Study
  • Animals in the Ancient World
  • Religion and the Romans
  • Themes in Near Eastern Prehistory
  • The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England
  • The Silk Road: Cultural Interactions and Perceptions

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

  • A level offer: ABB-BBB 
  • IB score 32-30

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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