Archaeology at Newcastle

Undergraduate study in Archaeology covers a wide range of topics from later prehistory to the modern world. As well as providing fascinating knowledge about how past communities lived, studying Archaeology involves a wide variety of teaching and learning activities including fieldwork and artefact studies. Archaeology students develop valuable data-analysis skills alongside their abilities to interpret information and communicate findings with others.

Student looking into a sarcophagus

We are fortunate to have The Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, home to the collections formerly at the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology and the Museum of Antiquities. Newcastle and its region also has a wealth of archaeological sites including Hadrian's Wall.

Newcastle is one of the very few universities to teach not only Greek and Roman archaeology but also Late Antique and Byzantine archaeology as well as archaeology combined with history.

Students graduating in 2013 from BA (Hons) Archaeology, BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology and BA (Hons) History and Archaeology delivered a resounding commendation of the teaching on their programmes in the National Student Survey. Overall satisfaction was 96%.

Find out about the range of undergraduate degrees we offer, and which careers you can work towards following a degree in Archaeology.