Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
In the first year, you gain a firm grounding in both intellectual and practical foundations of archaeology, with one of the highlights of the year being the two-week Field School. In parallel, you gain an introduction to anthropological perspectives.
- Practical Archaeology (20 credits)
- Project A (10)
- Project B (10)
- World Archaeology (20)
- Anthropology of Africa (20)
- Focus on Studying Societies (20)
- Thinking Anthropologically (20)
See our first year modules
The second year develops your understanding of the interpretative frameworks and methods of archaeology and anthropology, while at the same time allowing you to pursue specialist areas of study through the seminar module and range of optional modules.
Students take a total of 120 credits - 80 credits of compulsory modules and 40 credits of optional modules. You can choose to take 20 credits in each discipline or take all 40 credits in the same discipline.
- Artefacts and Material Culture (20)
- Seminar II (choice of seminar topics) (20)
- Anthropology: Theory, Ethnography and Research (40)
See our second year modules
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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The highlight of the final year is your dissertation. Working one-on-one with a supervisor, you will complete a substantial research project on a subject of special interest to you. In addition, you will choose 80 credits of optional modules to build your own specialist final year programme of study whether this is mainly archaeological, mainly anthropological, or a combination of both disciplines.
- Archaeology dissertation (40 credits) or Anthropology dissertation (40 credits)
See our final year modules