BA (Hons) History and Archaeology (with Placement)

This new course has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to study the past through both documentary records and material remains. During the degree students will split their time equally between learning and using historical and archaeological approaches to the study of the past. You will study a range of periods and themes spanning pre-history through to the twenty-first century.Archaeology is the study of human societies and brings together different ways of thinking about the past through the analysis and interpretation of material and environmental remains such as artefacts, monuments and buildings. You will also develop a strong grounding in History, by learning the methods and techniques used by historians and studying particular aspects of the past, time periods and different geographical areas.By bringing these two disciplines together in this course, you will approach the study of past societies and events using a range of analytical skills.During the first year you will develop a strong foundation in both disciplines. For the remainder of the degree you will further develop these skills, whilst increasing the breadth and depth of your knowledge in the subject areas, culminating in working towards producing specialised work in the final year.The Placement Year provides you with a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop valuable skills and contacts through working in field relevant to your chosen degree subject. The Placement Year is taken between years 2 and 3 of your degree and students are away for the whole of the academic year. The minimum period in placement (at one or more locations) is seven calendar months; more usually you would spend 10-12 months with a placement provider. Placements can be UK-based or overseas and you will work with staff to plan and finalise the placement arrangements. You would normally start sometime in the period June to September of your second year and finish between June and September the following year. You will be supported throughout the placement period by a dedicated member of staff within your academic school.

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£16,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time