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Archaeology

Archaeology students working at an excavation site with wheelbarrows and spades
Develop the skills to explore our human past, so we can understand how we live today. The courses we offer cover areas from maritime archaeology to bioarchaeology, paleoanthropology and heritage management.

On our archaeology courses, you’ll carry out fieldwork including excavations at sites in the UK or abroad. Learn the latest theories and techniques and explore underwater archaeology with our scientific diving module. Opportunities to study overseas give you the chance to immerse yourself in other cultures. At master’s level, specialise in the areas that interest you and apply for heritage work placements to boost your career.

  • 5th

    in the UK for archaeology

  • We lead the world’s largest maritime archaeology project

  • £3m purpose-built archaeology facilities

  • Excavations at UNESCO World Heritage sites

Archaeology courses

If you're considering studying archaeology with us choose from a range of undergraduate and master's degrees. Make an original research contribution with our popular PhD programme.

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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
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