About this course
From the Aztecs and Maya to Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire and the medieval world, you'll study the story of human activity and the origins of civilisation. Through the latest techniques and technologies, you'll investigate how our ancestors lived, from the earliest human origins, to Neolithic Britain, Ancient Egypt and the Medieval Middle East.
Archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains, such as its:
Whether in the laboratory on a dig, you'll develop transferable skills through exploring questions about people in the past and in the present. This programme covers world archaeology, with topics such as:
excavation and field survey techniques
museums, heritage and public archaeology
You'll have the opportunity to experience fieldwork, including at least 3 weeks of fieldwork as part of an active research project.
We have a purpose-built archaeology building, equipped with the latest science-based laboratories. You'll gain hands-on experience with archaeological artefacts and materials, and receive practical training for a career in archaeology.
You'll spend a year abroad at one of our partner institutions such as the University of Malta or the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. This will give you the chance to discover theories and findings in exotic locations and boost your career opportunities.
This degree gives you the opportunity to study a minor subject alongside the main programme.
We’re also offering up to 10 bursaries of £1000 each to incoming students (subject to criteria). These are from the Terry Mason Bursary and the University of Southampton Archaeology Bursary Fund.
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.