The Department of Archaeology at York is internationally recognised as both a vibrant research community and a centre of excellent teaching. We offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, and pride ourselves on providing a supportive, enthusiastic, and challenging academic atmosphere which enables our students to achieve their full potential.
Welcome to York
Welcome to the Department of Archaeology at the University of York where we are proud to be at the forefront of archaeological research and teaching.
Our range of interests and expertise covers human history from prehistory to present. Studying archaeology helps us to understand the past, ourselves and our future.
York is the UK's archaeological capital and is the ideal place to study archaeology. With us you will develop a range of skills that will enhance your employment prospects both inside and outside the sector.
Prof. John Schofield
Head of Department
Top 10 in UK Archaeology league tables 2017
Ten new projects open for application now!
Egyptian gallery named for Jo Fletcher and Stephen Buckley
15th December 2016
All are welcome, please RSVP
9th January 2017
Apply for one of our funded doctoral studentships
Posted on Thursday 8 December 2016
Head of Department John Schofield publishes more insight into the significance of Sex Pistols artworks
Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2016
Experimental archaeology at the Department's "outdoor lab" aims to answer questions about the past