School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Undergraduate Archaeology

Undergraduate Archaeology

Our undergraduate degrees in archaeology cover a wide range of topics from later prehistory to the modern world.

Studying archaeology involves a wide variety of teaching and learning activities. You'll get a chance to do fieldwork and artefact studies.

You'll develop valuable data-analysis skills, learn to interpret information and communicate findings to others.

We are fortunate to have The Great North Museum: Hancock on campus. This museum is home to collections that previously were at the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology and the Museum of Antiquities.

Newcastle and its surrounding region has a wealth of archaeological sites, including Hadrian's Wall, associated Roman settlements and the many medieval castles along the Northumberland Coast.

Newcastle is one of the few universities to teach Late Antique and Byzantine archaeology in addition to Greek and Roman archaeology. We also offer archaeology combined with history to study the more recent past.

Students at Great North Museum: Hancock (on campus)
Undergraduate Archeology at Newcastle University

Our Degree Programmes

We offer a range of undergraduate degree programmes. Our degrees can be:

  • single honours (a degree that concentrates on one main subject)

  • joint honours (study two complementary subjects as part of a single degree programme)
  • Combined Honours (study two or three subjects together)

At Newcastle we offer the following archaeology degree programmes:

You can also study archaeology within the following joint and combined programmes:

We also offer undergraduate degrees in history and classics and ancient history.

International and exchange students

We welcome applications from international, Erasmus, study-abroad and exchange students. For further information, visit our International and Exchange Students page