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Museum Studies and Archaeology with Professional Placement 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-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is an exciting opportunity to study BA Museum Studies and Archaeology with Professional Placement at an undergraduate level.Learn to think and research like a museum professional while gaining hands-on experience at our three on-site museums and on archaeological digs.This joint honours course combines the contemporary theory and practice of museum studies with the academic and practical study of archaeology. At the University of Reading, our expertise in archaeology starts with the earliest humans and spans up until the medieval period. We focus mainly on British, European and Near Eastern archaeology, but also explore other regions across the world.The Department of Archaeology has an outstanding track record for student satisfaction, with satisfaction scores of 90-100% for the quality of our courses in every National Student Survey between 2010 and 2020.The Department of Classics is ranked 6th in the UK for research overall and 3rd in the UK for research output (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014). 100% of the Department's research impact has been recognised as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014 - Classics).Central to the course is the hands-on experience you will gain at our on-site museums. The University has three museums – including the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology – in which you can gain experience as a volunteer while you learn. As well as museums we also have a number of special collections, including art and rare books.You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be a museum professional by considering the environment that artefacts are displayed in, how they are catalogued and the meanings they hold for different audiences.Our museum teaching staff are all practising professionals, including curators, conservators and archivists, and use a combination of problem-solving and enquiry based learning techniques in their teaching. You will be given the opportunity to conduct your own research throughout the course, and in your final year, you will design, create and evaluate your own exhibition. **Placement**This four-year degree course includes a placement in your third year, giving you the opportunity to develop valuable professional and international experience.Opportunities are available working across the archaeological, heritage, planning and museum sectors including: research institutions, government organisations, local planning authorities, archaeological consultancies, field units, specialists and archivists. Our teaching staff have great connections with conservators, learning specialists and funding and policy specialists, as well as with a large number of museums, including local institutions such as the Reading Museum, the River and Rowing Museum, and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers' Museum of Technology.Alternatively you can choose a placement in a non-related business or industry, exploring different career options and enhancing your employability by drawing on the many non-vocational, transferable skills you obtain from a Museum Studies and Archaeology degree.Past placement examples include:- Traineeship with Oxford Archaeology- Traineeship at the Field School- Archaeological science placement at QUEST- Volunteering at the Ure Museum, Cole Museum of Zoology and the Museum of English Rural Life- Archaeological Graphics placement- Lithics Reference Collection placementWe have a dedicated member of staff in charge of placements, who can provide you with advice and support.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per year

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

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    36th

  • 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 25,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town 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

    16th out of 33 4

    6th out of 85 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    119 61%

    17th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    25th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    15th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 60%

    34th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    4th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    33rd

    50

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