I’m Considering Archaeology at University, What Should I Do?
The CBA has put together a set of resources for those considering archaeology courses. This information is available on the Education pages of this web site and includes a list of all the Universities across the UK that offer Archaeology degree courses.
Archaeology degree courses can vary hugely in their focus, for example they may focus on Roman Britain, a general Archaeology degree, Archaeological Sciences, Ancient Civilizations or Classical Archaeology. You need to consider what area of archaeology you are most interested in and therefore what skills and knowledge you wish to gain from a degree to help you find a job in that area of archaeology.
To help you place where each university is the following interactive map of UK universities is available here.
Entrance requirements for degrees vary, and it is always a good idea to consult the admissions tutors in the departments in which you are interested (who can give more specific details) but in general you will need the equivalent of two A level passes as a minimum requirement for all universities, although the required grades to get into your university of choice will probably be considerably higher than this. Some universities also run open days where you can visit and ask questions. We would recommend that if you can get to an open day you do so as it offers an opportunity to check if the university and the course you are interested in is right for you.
More detailed information on studying archaeology at undergraduate level is available in the education section of this website that covers applying to university and how to get a place, but if this does not answer all your questions, email or phone us and we will be happy to help.
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