University of Manchester

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Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Archaeology and History

This joint honours degree explores the past through both The Written and The Wrought by examining lives, technologies, monuments and events through a close integration of Archaeology and History. Whilst History specialises in the study of past societies through their written documents, many cultures are best approached not just through the texts that framed their lives, but the landscapes, architecture and objects they made or inhabited. Combine the best of both worlds: training in critical historical source analysis with practical archaeological methods, in our exciting new degree. You can select courses in Ancient, Medieval or Modern as well as Economic and Social History, or even specialise in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Other modules offer insights into gender history or the history of warfare and violence. Dedicated modules in historical archaeology bring these two subjects into close focus, with further archaeological options in prehistory to the industrial revolution, and historical modules in British, European, African or Asian history. By drawing from the widest range of sources and methods, History and Archaeology embraces a rich tapestry of perspectives on the human past. You can take part in research training in both archival study and archaeological methods, developing skills that can lead to a variety of employment opportunities, including Public History, Conservation, Urban Planning, Field Archaeology, Heritage Management, and careers within museums and art galleries.

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