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Archaeology and History (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
VV41

About this course

This joint honours 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 degree will give you in-depth knowledge of both archaeology and history, 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 course you can choose to:

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

  • problem solving

  • teamwork

  • project management

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 390.32 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.