201–250
2020 世界大学排名
42
2019 European Teaching Rankings
Whiteknights House Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom

Museum Studies and Archaeology with Placement and Study Abroad - University of Reading

This course offers an exciting opportunity to study museum studies and archaeology at an undergraduate level and includes study at a university abroad, and a placement in your third year, giving you the opportunity to develop valuable professional and international experience. You will spend one semester studying abroad and then undertake a half-year professional placement abroad or back in the UK. The Department of Archaeology is ranked in the top 30 worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017 and we have an outstanding track record for student satisfaction, with scores of 90%–100% for the quality of our courses in every National Student Survey between 2010 and 2017. Learn to think and research like a museum professional while gaining hands-on experience at our three on-site museums and on archaeological digs. We combine the contemporary theory and practice of museum studies with the academic and practical study of archaeology. Our expertise in archaeology starts with the earliest humans and spans up until the medieval period. We focus mainly on British, European and Near Eastern Archaeology, but also explore other regions across the world. Central to the course is the hands-on experience you will gain at our on-site museums. As well as museums we also have a number of special collections, including art and rare books. You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be a museum professional by considering the environment that artefacts are displayed in, how they are catalogued and the meanings they hold for different audiences. Our museum teaching staff are all practising professionals, including curators, conservators and archivists, and use a combination of problem solving and enquiry-based learning techniques in their teaching. You will be given the opportunity to conduct your own research throughout the course, and in your final year, you will design, create and evaluate your own exhibition. Placements are an excellent way to enhance your work-related skills and develop a network of contacts, as well as strengthen your employability prospects. We have a dedicated member of staff in charge of placements, who can provide you with advice and support. Opportunities are available working across the archaeological, heritage, planning and museum sectors including: research institutions, government organisations, local planning authorities, archaeological consultancies, field units, specialists and archivists. Our teaching staff have great connections with conservators, learning specialists and funding and policy specialists, as well as with a large number of museums, including local institutions such as the Reading Museum, the River and Rowing Museum, and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers' Museum of Technology. You will also have the opportunity to take a fully-credited placement or to spend a single term at one of our partner Universities abroad. Recent options include the Universities of Malta, Aarhus (Denmark), Torún (Poland) and the University of Florida in Gainesville (U.S.A.). **Careers** This degree can lead to a variety of careers including heritage management, commercial archaeology, and research, as well as disciplines such as teaching, business, publishing and marketing. You will gain a broad range of subject-specific and transferable skills spanning the humanities and sciences, develop strong transferable skills, and gain first-hand experience in handling objects, delivering presentations, and investigating other cultures in depth. Your practical experience of archaeological techniques will also give you skills in analysis, problem-solving, working in teams and fieldwork. We have long-established, excellent relationships with employers within the heritage, archaeology and related sectors. Previous employers have included the Australian government, the National Trust and the Science Museum.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-10-01
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,815