Combined Honours

Archaeology

Overview

Discover our range of Archaeology modules for 2018-19.

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 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) 20 2
ARA1026 Introduction to Archaeological Science 20 2
ARA1027 Introduction to Archaeology (Recommended) 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  Animals, Plants and People: an Introduction to Environmental Archaeology (Pre-requisite ARA1026) 20 1
ARA2011 Prehistoric Europe 20 2
ARA2012* Fieldwork and Archaeological Practice (Pre-requisite ARA1027) 20 1
ARA2016 Aegean Prehistory 20 2
ARA2091 Archaeologies of Roman Empire: The Roman World from Augustus to Justinian 20 1
ARA2092 The Medieval World: AD 400-1500 20 1
ARA2097 Historical Archaeology of the Modern World (post 1492) 20 2
ARA2101 Artefacts 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
ARA3004 Geoarchaeology 20 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
ARA3031 Historical Archaeology of Britain 1500-Present 20 1
ARA3036 Neolithic & Early Bronze Age Britain in its European Context 20 1
ARA3114 Regionality and the Fall of Rome 20 2
ARA3117 The Archaeology of Animal Bones 20 1
ARA3118 Origins and Transformations: Early Prehistoric Europe 20 2
ARA3119 You are what you make: the archaeology of technology and production 20 1
ARA3121 Sex, bodies and identities in Classical Greece 20 2