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What Our Students Think

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The University of Southampton is well known for archaeology and it was an exciting prospect to be working in a world-class research environment involved in so many fantastic projects.
Gareth Beale - PhD Archaeology
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The research atmosphere I experienced during my MSc made me believe Southampton was the right place for me to do a PhD. A number of ongoing archaeological projects really appealed to me, and some lecturers allowed me to develop my own methods to contribute to them.
Tom Brughmans - MSc Archaeological Computing, PhD in Archaeology
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Having completed my undergraduate and MSc degrees here I enjoyed working in Archaeology and it had access to all the resources I would need for a MPhil.
Catriona Cooper - MPhil Archaeology
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Following my first MA, I wished to continue furthering my education at Southampton because I experienced and knew what it can offer. I was then fortunate to be awarded a scholarship for a second MA in Maritime Archaeology and for a PhD.
Crystal El Safadi - PhD in Archaeology
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I love the chance to shape my own learning.
Lucy Elkerton - MA Archaeology
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As soon as I came for my interview day, I decided I wanted to come and study at the Archaeology department at the University of Southampton. The whole atmosphere gave me confidence and put me at ease.
Petra Jones - BA Archaeology
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I instantly became fond of Southampton because of the combination of professionalism and friendliness in the staff.
Joseph Lee - BA Archaeology and History
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I loved the way the campus was so close to the city - so it's really easy to get to the town and the train station - but the campus is still detached. It was also one of the few universities I visited, and I really liked it!
Julia Morgan - BA Archaeology and History
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Southampton has a history of pushing the boundaries on the scope of the discipline, and my work sits within this vein.
Sara Perry - PhD Archaeology
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Arriving at the department in my first year I was enthused by how passionate the lecturers were about archaeology and their research and they have really inspired me to want to pursue a career in lecturing. After completing my degree, I hope to go on to undertake a PhD in Archaeology however the memory’s and friendships I have made here will stay with me for the rest of my life
Jake Rowland - MSci Archaeology
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"The opportunities available to me at Southampton have been amazing in breadth and how rewarding they have been for me. I have investigated archaeology throughout the entirety of human time, travelling to Bulgaria, Spain, Lithuania and across the UK"
Joanna Tonge - MA Maritime Archaeology
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It’s great to be part of such a vibrant community of researchers with a real passion for archaeology.
Alexandra Walker - BA Archaeology, MA Archaeology, PhD Archaeology
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It was on a visit day that I decided that Southampton was the place I should be: it just felt right from the minute I stepped foot into the archaeology building. It was the enthusiasm of the lecturers that really cemented my choice.
Emily Watt - BA Archaeology and Anthropology (Year Abroad)

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