The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
This year you gain a firm grounding in the archaeology of Britain and the Mediterranean world through introductory lecture courses. You will also take an option in the history of either Greece and Rome or Egypt and the ancient Near East. Small-group project work will allow you to study a particular aspect of the ancient world in greater detail and to develop your research skills. You also gain practical experience through archaeological field training.
In the second year your core modules build upon the foundations in the first. A special feature of the second year is the study tour abroad, a research project undertaken with financial support from the University. Further field training is also an option.
Students who have achieved grades of 2.1 or above in their first year will have the opportunity to take a year abroad between their second and final year at one of a wide range of carefully selected partner institutions from around the world. In addition to the tutor support given from the host University, students who choose to take a Year Abroad will be allocated a member of staff from the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology who will monitor their progress while overseas through email and Skype contact.
You again choose either an archaeological core module or a historical one, investigating either Egypt and Western Asia or Greece and Rome (whichever wasn’t taken in year 2). You also make your choice from a wide range of options. The highlight of the final year is your dissertation: a substantial research project on a subject of special interest to you.
Archaeology and Ancient History (VVC4): selected module descriptions years 2 and 3