Combined Honours

Archaeology

Overview

Discover our range of Archaeology modules for 2021-22

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

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, and HCA1007 ‘Stuff: Living in a Material Word’ in Semester 2.

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
HCA1007 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 2
ARA1030 The Archaeology of Britain from the Romans to the 20th Century 20 2

* Looking ahead to Stage 2, students who wish to undertake fieldwork must participate in an 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. This practical work will then (normally) count towards part of ARA2012 at Stage 2.

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.  It is recommended that students study ARA2102 ‘Cold Case: Archaeological Science in Action’ in Semester 2.

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, and 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).  
20 1
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
ARA2102* Cold Case: Archaelogical Science in Action (Recommended) 20 2

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 four available (i.e. ARA3000, ARA3001, ARA3002 or ARA3003). *Credits in the Dissertation modules are split 10 credits in Semester 1 and 30 credits in Semester 2.

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
ARA3000 Dissertation in Archaeological Science
40* 1&2
ARA3001 Dissertation in Archaeology 40* 1&2
ARA3002 Dissertation in Ancient History & Archaeology 40* 1&2
ARA3003 Dissertation in Archaeology & History 40* 1&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
ARA3100 Archaeologies of the Middle Sea: An Armchair Voyage Across the Prehistoric Mediterranean 20 1
ARA3117 The Archaeology of Animal Bones 20 2
ARA3129 You are what you make: archaeology and experiment 20 2