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Archaeology and Anthropology with Study Year Abroad BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course explore humanity from its earliest origins and uncover what it means to be human with our BA Archaeology and Anthropology with Study Year Abroad degree.

This four-year, joint honours course combines archaeology’s examination of material evidence from our past and present with anthropology’s focus on human development through time. Studying these two disciplines together allows you to piece together a thorough understanding of the human condition.

This understanding will be crucial in addressing issues critical to our shared global future, including:

  • the relationship between humans and environmental change
  • inequality, migration and identity
  • population growth and development
  • human diets and health
  • politics, economics and sustainable living.

By examining human behaviour, development and societies, you will better understand the roots of these issues, and can investigate how previous cultures have tackled comparable problems – and how contemporary cultures are tackling them now.

Study Abroad

A key component of this course is a fourth year so that you can further your studies at one of our partner universities abroad. This happens during your third year. Studying abroad is an opportunity to increase your cultural awareness and explore a new location.

We have a number of partner universities in Europe – including Aarhus University (Denmark), the University of Toruń (Poland), Uppsala University (Sweden), and the University of Malta – as well as partners farther afield. Of particular interest to BA Archaeology and Anthropology students is the opportunity to study the local ethnography and archaeology of southern Florida through our link with the University of Florida.

What career can you have?

Studying a joint honours degree in archaeology and anthropology means you will develop a broad range of subject-specific and transferable skills in the humanities and the sciences, preparing you for a diverse range of career opportunities.

The archaeology, heritage, education, public and not-for-profit sectors are popular choices for graduates of the archaeology and anthropology disciplines.

Roles within marketing, advertising, PR and the media require the communication and analytical skills you will develop during your studies. A career in insurance or the law is also possible, requiring the ability to formulate and articulate arguments based on facts – an ability that will be nurtured during your time at Reading.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

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

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 32 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    114 57%

    22nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    9th

    4

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