Undergraduate study in Archaeology

Photograph of undergraduate archaeology students on a training trip on an island coastline

As an undergraduate at Birmingham, you have the opportunity to learn core skills that will be applicable in diverse sectors and explore past societies through cutting edge technologies.

A distinctive element of our programmes is the training excavations which are run by Birmingham staff working on their own research projects. In addition you also have the unique opportunity to undertake a fortnight-long study tour to an agreed destination of your choice.

In your first year you learn about major areas studied at Birmingham, such as the Mediterranean world or Britain, and about the ways in which archaeologists study and reconstruct the past. In your second and third years you specialise in areas and approaches that interest you, increasingly taking more responsibility for your learning and studying with our expert staff.

The degree programmes in Archaeology and Anthropology and Archaeology and Ancient History allow you to study the past using  the physical evidence of archaeology, the written evidence of history, and comparison with diverse cultures around the world, thus drawing on the wide range of disciplines within Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA) and beyond.

Courses

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Planning and Social Policy BSc (Hons)

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Civil Engineering BEng

Undergraduate degree course/programme Civil Engineering BEng H200:

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Civil Engineering with Business Management BEng

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Civil and Energy Engineering BEng

Undergraduate degree course Civil and Energy Engineering BEng HH28:

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Planning and Economics BSc (Hons)

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Geography with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

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Archaeology open day talk