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Archaeology/English Literature BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    QV34

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    26th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    32nd

    4 (English)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    151

  • Graduate Prospects

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    68

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.97

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

The joint honours degree in English Literature and Archaeology provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects. Many students find joint honours both stimulating and rewarding as they observe both similarities and differences between the two subjects.English literature at Cardiff offers access to the whole span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century. Nor is the curriculum restricted to the printed word – we are intrigued by the connections between literature and film, art, music, history, language, and popular culture, and our teaching reflects these interests.Archaeology addresses big questions about the human past for much of which no written record is available. Archaeology at Cardiff concentrates on the British Isles, Europe and the eastern Mediterranean, including Egypt.You will learn with staff who undertake cutting-edge research on all periods from early human origins to the recent past. You will also benefit from our state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, dedicated geophysical and surveying equipment and a range of sophisticated equipment for the analysis of artefacts.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:•teaching across the whole chronological and geographical span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century•a reputation for theoretically informed reading, bringing texts from all periods into dialogue with contemporary concerns about gender, identity, sexuality, nationality, race, the body, the environment, and digital technology•a strong tradition in creative writing, taught by writers making their mark on today’s culture•close contacts with local historical sites such as St Fagans National History Museum, Caerleon and Caerwent – allowing additional links with archaeology as an academic discipline•the opportunity to go on an excavation or archaeological placement at the end of year two and year three, organised and funded by Archaeology at Cardiff.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grades / Points

BBB–ABB

Details

Grade B in English Literature or English Literature and Language or Creative Writing. Also excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Tuition Fees

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£9,000 per year

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University information

University Ranking

26th

About this University

Cardiff University was founded in 1883. It is based in and around Cardiff's elegant civic centre, 5 minutes' walk from the city centre. Academic buildings, student residences and the Students' Union are within a short walk of each other. Cardiff is the only Russell Group university in Wales.

Address

Main Site - Cardiff

30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UNITED KINGDOM