Sheffield’s unique topography makes it one of the best places in the UK for archaeology. Its rich industrial heritage is well documented. But what many people don’t realise is that one third of the city is inside the Peak District National Park, 555 square miles of ancient landscape, complete with medieval villages, Bronze Age and Neolithic monuments and a network of caves decorated by ice age hunters. Our archaeology department is known for its friendly, supportive atmosphere. They are serious academics too, ranked 13th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2016. Like the BA, the BSc explores the development of humanity from hominids to modernity. The difference is there’s more focus on the scientific techniques of archaeological detective work. You will get training in things like survey and excavation too. And there are plenty of opportunities for fieldwork. Graduates go on to work in commercial archaeology units, heritage, culture and the environmental sector. Employers include English Heritage, Channel 4, the British Museum and the House of Commons.