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Historical Archaeology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This Historical Archaeology course at University of Nottingham includes 20 days of archaeological fieldwork. You will participate in an approved excavation project, or a related placement, in the UK or overseas. You can also choose modules from other departments, including languages, history, and classics.
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What tales the remains of past societies can tell! Develop your fascination with heritage and history through a variety of themes and perspectives. Learn about the rise of empires and the fall of cities. Understand the lifestyle and culture of communities. You will learn the disciplines of archaeology to look at the evidence. Will your interpretation complement or challenge the written records?

You will study the whole span of human history. You will focus on material culture, buildings and historic landscapes. These may be from Britain, Europe or the Mediterranean. They may be ancient, but they may also be more recent, connecting history with the modern-day. You may choose practical and scientific approaches to further your understanding.


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 from the Historical Archaeology course at University of Nottingham 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

These skills will develop your capacity to learn and adapt and will, therefore, equip you with the tools you need to develop your future career.

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:

  • Interpreting Ancient Art and Archaeology
  • Rome to Revolution: Historical Archaeology of Britain.
  • Comparative World Prehistory
  • Studying the Greek World
  • Interpreting Ancient History
  • Interpreting Ancient Literature
  • Studying the Roman World

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
  • 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

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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