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Archaeology and Anthropology BA (Hons)

UCL (University College London)

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UCAS CODE: FL46

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The combined Archaeology and Anthropology BA develops an understanding of the relationship between archaeology and anthropology as subjects offering a uniquely broad perspective on human experience, past and present. It draws upon an unparalleled range of expertise in the analysis of social change, human evolution and material culture.

Degree benefits

  • UCL is currently ranked 3rd in the world for archaeology in the QS World Rankings, and 2nd in the UK in the Guardian Newspaper's University Guide 2021 League Table, with a score of 74.7/100, the Institute provides a world-class environment for students at all levels of study.

  • The Institute of Archaeology's degree programmes offer a huge variety of optional modules, covering a diverse range of archaeological topics in both a theoretical and a practical manner. Alongside this there are also a wide range of modules to select from in Anthropology.

Your learning

You will be taught using a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, either field or laboratory-based. Full use is made of our extensive teaching and reference collections and close connections to the national museums and collections of London.

Assessment

Coursework, typically 1,500-2,500-word essays, is used to assess most modules. Most compulsory modules and some optional modules involve an examination element too. The completion of 70 days' fieldwork is a requirement for all archaeology students.

Careers

Throughout the degree, which includes 70 days of fieldwork, students develop the ability to work collaboratively and effectively within teams as well as working independently in order to execute research. Students develop strong research and analytical skills and an appreciation of the importance of recovering primary data through practical experience.

Students learn to communicate effectively verbally, visually and in writing to diverse audiences and develop a sensitivity to different cultures.

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of fields from archaeology (fieldwork, research and academia) and anthropology, heritage, museums, the UK civil service and police, law, engineering, business - the possibilities are extremely wide and varied. Alumni have gone on to work for Consultancies, City Businesses and the Government, as well as Museums, Academia and Heritage organisations.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 29,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    9th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 32 1

    3rd out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    160 74%

    9th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    7th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    9th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    166 83%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79.0 79%

    2nd

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    12th

    7

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