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Piecing together the evidence of our incredible past.

An amazing place to study archaeology

Newcastle Upon Tyne is an ideal setting to study and research archaeology.  Located on the edge of the former Roman Empire, we are surrounded by world-renowned heritage sites, including Hadrian’s Wall and the many medieval castle ruins along the Northumbrian coast. Our students benefit by being able to conduct fieldwork in areas of great archaeological significance.

Our teaching and research staff also have strong international focus with specialism across Europe and beyond. To learn more about members of our community, visit our people page.

Studying archaeology

Archaeology at Newcastle University has a long and distinguished international reputation for our teaching and research. We have outstanding staff and facilities.

Read about the last year in Archaeology at Newcastle University including research projects, student activities, fieldwork in the UK and abroad in our latest Archaeology newsletter.

Ranked fifth in the UK for Archaeology by the Guardian University Guide 2019.

The Guardian

Our Hadrian’s Wall field school provides our students with the opportunity to learn archaeological field techniques while uncovering the secrets of a world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site.