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Archaeology and History (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS Course code
VV41

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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.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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