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Archaeology

Cardiff University

36 months
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17700 GBP/year
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About

The Archaeology degree from Cardiff University schemes are noted for their geographical and chronological breadth and the range of student choice they offer.

Overview

Archaeology is the study of the remains of past societies, from the tiny objects worn on the body to monumental complexes such as Stonehenge. Blending the sciences and humanities, archaeology will equip you to better understand what it is to be human. It is the only discipline which allows you to study humanity from the earliest hominids five million years ago to the present day.

A pioneer of the discipline in the UK, we celebrate 100 years of Archaeology and Conservation in 2020. Today, our experts bring new discoveries and latest thinking into every-day teaching, specialising in the eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, Europe and the British Isles.

The Archaeology degree from Cardiff University will introduce you to the range of evidence studied by archaeologists; from landscapes, buildings and monuments to food remains and everyday objects.

You will develop the specific skills required to study this varied evidence plus a broad knowledge of their wider context.

Particularly appealing is our focus on developing practical skills, both in the field and in the laboratory. You will experience fully funded archaeological fieldwork through our approved programme. These memorable placements take place at home in the UK and overseas, in the summers following Year One and Year Two.

Our Archaeology students progress into a range of careers, with recent graduates choosing to work within the heritage sector (e.g. for archaeological contractors, museums and heritage bodies) or in graduate-level sectors ranging from teaching to TV. Studying archaeology is an excellent way to develop a range of skills valued by employers, for example through developing teamworking and leadership skills in the field and learning how to communicate complex stories about the past to a range of audiences.

Distinctive features

  • Investigate the material remains of past societies and cultures, from prehistory to the present day. With a particular focus on the archaeology of the British Isles, Europe, the Mediterranean and Egypt, our Archaeology degrees are noted for their geographical and chronological breadth and the wide range of choice on offer.
  • Equipping you with both practical and academic skills, our degree can open up careers within the heritage sector and beyond. Our research-active staff are leading a range of projects and developing innovative techniques in forensics, dating, isotope analyses and osteology.
  • The programme provides a valuable range of intellectual transferable skills to enter a wide range of professions, and the training necessary to progress to postgraduate level. You gain rewarding and enriching practical experience on two fieldwork projects over the summer at the end of the first and second year.

Career prospects

Our graduates progress into a wide range of careers using the skills gained throughout their degrees. Some choose to pursue professions making direct use of their discipline expertise, whilst others enter the public or private sectors, from teaching to graduate-track management.

96% of the School’s 2016/17 graduates reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey).

Taking the Class of 2017 as our most recent example, graduates from the School have gone on to roles in archaeology, the heritage sector, teaching, the civil service, the military, banking and insurance, and the charity sector, with employers ranging from the National Museum Wales and Oxford Archaeology East, to County Council authorities and Schools.

During your degree you can take full advantage of the wide-range of opportunities provided by the Careers Service, enhanced by the School’s Workplace Partnerships Officer.

Jobs

  • Field Archaeologist
  • Lecturer
  • Heritage Conservationist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Archaeology of Mediterranean Societies: Egypt, Greece and Rome
  • Analysing Archaeology
  • Discovering Archaeology
  • The Archaeology of Britain: Prehistory to Present
  • The History of Archaeological Thought
  • Archaeology Independent Study

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BBB-BBC. Please note General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted.  
  • Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.
  • Achieve the IB Diploma with 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 36 months.

We are currently awaiting confirmation on tuition fees for the academic year.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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