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 in Newcastle. 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 region also has a wealth of archaeological sites, including Hadrian's Wall.

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

Students graduating in 2014 gave an overall satisfaction mark of 100% in the National Student Survey.

Students at Great North Museum: Hancock (on campus)

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