Combined Honours

Archaeology

Overview

Discover our range of Archaeology modules for 2017-18.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

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Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the Archaeology subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

Stage 1

Find out about Archaeology modules for Stage 1.

Students study either 40 or 60 credits from the list below in Stage 1.  It is recommended that students study ARA1027 ‘Introduction to Archaeology’ in Semester 1.  ARA1001 ‘Stuff: Living in a Material Word’ in Semester 2 is also recommended (but scond to ARA1027) as it looks at the role of ‘things’ in contemporary and ancient societies.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, skills gained, and the module leader.

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
ARA1001 Stuff: Living in a Material World (Recommended second) 20 2
ARA1026 Introduction to Archaeological Science 20 2
ARA1027 Introduction to Archaeology (Recommended first) 20 1
ARA1028 Prehistoric Britain 20 1
ARA1030 The Archaeology of Britain from the Romans to the 20th Century 20 2

 

Looking ahead to Stage 2, students who wish to ‘major’ in Archaeology during Stage 2 (i.e. 80 credits) must participate in approved excavation, fieldwork or other practical / vocational work of not less than two weeks' duration, completed in the summer vacation at the end of Stage 1.

Stage 2

Find out about Archaeology modules for Stage 2.

Students study either 40. 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 2. 

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
ARA2001 Archaeological Theory and Interpretation 20  2
ARA2004 Environmental Archaeology (Pre-requisite ARA1026) 20 1
ARA2011 Later European Prehistory 20 2
ARA2012* Fieldwork and Archaeological Practice (Pre-requisite ARA1027) 20 1
ARA2016 Archaeologies of Greece 20 2
ARA2066 Glass Matters: The Archaeology and History of Vitreous Materials 20 2
ARA2080 The Archaeology of Medieval Europe: AD400-1500 20 1
ARA2091 Archaeologies of Roman Empire: The Roman World from Augustus to Justinian 20 1
ARA2097 Historical Archaeology of the Modern World (post 1492) 20 2

* Students who wish to ‘major’ in Archaeology in Stage 2 (i.e. 80 credits) must participate in approved excavation, fieldwork or other practical / vocational work of not less than two weeks' duration, completed in the summer vacation at the end of Stage 1.  Students undertaking this practical work should take ARA2012 ‘Fieldwork and Archaeological Practice’ at Stage 2, as the practical work will count as part of this module.

Stage 3

Find out about Archaeology modules for Stage 3.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 3.

If you wish to take a ‘Dissertation’ module (there is no requirement to do so) you can select one of the three available (i.e. ARA3001, ARA3002 or ARA3003).  *Credits  for the dissertations are split 10 credits in Semester 1 and 30 credits in Semester 2:

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
ARA3001  Dissertation in Archaeology  40*  1&2
ARA3002  Dissertation in Ancient History & Archaeology  40*  1&2
ARA3003  Dissertation in Archaeology & History  40*  1&2
ARA3013 Early Medieval Northern Europe 20 2
ARA3016 The Archaeology of Byzantium and its Neighbours 20 1
ARA3021 Frontier Communities of Roman Britain 20 1
ARA3022 Themes in European Prehistory (Cosmology, Bodies, Persons and Art) 20 1
ARA3031 Historical Archaeology of Britain 1500-Present 20 2
ARA3100 The Ride of the Middle Sea: An archaeological voyage across the prehistoric Mediterranean 20 1