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Archaeology and History (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

This joint honours history and archaeology degree offers you plenty of hands-on experience. You'll take part in at least 3 weeks of fieldwork in the UK or overseas. You'll explore and understand a range of periods, from the dawn of human history to the Cold War and 17th century witchcraft trials.

Archaeology looks at the past through the study of physical remains, including buildings, artefacts and the landscape itself. History draws on written and oral sources.

This historical archaeology degree will give you in-depth knowledge of both subjects, and develop your understanding of earlier human societies. You'll learn how to use and understand historical sources. You'll also learn how to identify and excavate archaeological sites, extracting as much information as possible from materials and records.

This course includes a wide variety of optional modules, covering subjects such as:

  • American slavery

  • women's history in modern Britain

  • apocalyptic visions of history

  • the French Revolution

  • human origins

  • landscapes and seascapes

  • emergence of civilisation

As part of this BA in history and archaeology you can choose to:

You'll develop valuable skills for any future career, including:

  • problem solving

  • teamwork

  • project management

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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