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Archaeology of the Historic World BA (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    St Aidan's College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This is a wide-ranging archaeology course that harnesses your passion for history through researching historic sites, material culture and museums. The course emphasises interdisciplinary learning and skills. You will have the option to study the material remains of the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, with an emphasis on the last 600 years. You can take modules in History, Classics, Ancient History and other related subjects in departments across Durham. Key themes include the archaeology of industrialisation, conflict archaeology, colonialisation, transatlantic connections and south-east Asian trade.**Year 1** Compulsory modules: Archaeology of the Medieval to Modern World / Archaeology Practicals / Historical Archaeology: Methods and Sources.Optional modules may include: Archaeology in Britain / Cities in Antiquity / Ancient Civilizations of the East / Discovering World Prehistory.Plus: Up to TWO modules from History or ONE module from any another department including Ancient History and Classics.**Year 2**Compulsory modules: Professional Training / Developing Archaeological Research / Debates in Historical Archaeology.Optional modules: Archaeology of Medieval and Post-Medieval Britain / Becoming Roman / Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations: East and West / Advanced Skills (Single or Double) / Up to TWO modules from History / East Mediterranean in the Bronze AgePlus: ONE module from another department including Ancient History & Classics or ONE module from the above AND a language module.**Year 3**Compulsory modules: Dissertation (Double module) / Specialised Aspects in Archaeology.Optional modules: Current Archaeology / Advanced Professional Training / Interpreting Heritage / Museum Representation / Up to ONE module in HistoryPlus: Up to ONE module in any other department or a language module.For more information on this course, please see our website.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,800per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.


University information

Durham University

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    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 32

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    162 80%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%



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