=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom


Combining insights from humanities and science, our BA Archaeology course offers you the opportunity to explore humanity from its earliest origins right up to the impact of industrialisation and globalisation on society. You'll consider the key challenges of modern society - from climate change to new technologies, clashes of religion, violence and warfare - by examining the long-term record of our past. The study of people lies at the heart of our courses: from exploring how the Roman Empire used architecture as a political statement, to the origins of spirituality in Prehistoric Europe. Yet we also use scientific techniques to examine ancient objects, human remains and landscapes. Our course content evolves in line with our new discoveries and emerging research, and you'll learn by combining academic study with hands-on discovery. Fieldwork training will give you the opportunity to dig for four weeks, joining research teams at sites in England, Scotland, Jersey and the Mediterranean while learning about staff research in the Near East and Scandinavia. Our students have worked on sites of global importance such as Stonehenge, Star Carr and Easter Island, discovering everything from the earliest portable Mesolithic art in Britain to a Viking boat burial in Scotland. **Aims** We aim to: - Fulfil the University's undertaking to provide high quality teaching and a research environment that enables students to develop their full potential; - Encourage you to take increasing charge of your own learning, develop critical skills and broaden your intellectual horizons, and to foster an enthusiasm for the subject; - Provide you with a knowledge of a range of past societies and cultures, and an understanding of archaeological theory, method and interpretation; - Foster a critical understanding of the place and importance of archaeology and material heritage in contemporary society, including the issues and controversies which they provoke; - Introduce you to the archaeological inheritance of Manchester and the north-west; - Harness the wide range of staff expertise to provide innovatory and stimulating course units appropriate to the courses; - Monitor, review and update courses regularly to ensure that they meet appropriate academic standards; - Respond positively to the needs and concerns of students from a range of backgrounds; - Provide effective pastoral and academic support; - Develop in students a range of transferable skills to meet career demands, including careers in archaeology, and provide a foundation for lifelong learning; - Equip capable students to participate in taught master's courses and prepare you for independent research at a higher level.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited 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 £18,500