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: Sheffield is ranked 13th in the world for archaeology in the QS World University Rankings 2016. Our history department, where you will spend roughly half your time, was rated 3rd in the UK for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This dual honours course combines the study of historical texts with an exploration of material culture – to fascinating effect. You will get training in techniques such as survey and excavation. And there are plenty of opportunities for fieldwork, here and overseas. 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.