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Queen's Anniversary Prize winner in recognition of teaching and research excellence

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A top 10 University for archaeology

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Consistently number 1 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey

Located in York, England's archaeological capital

Located in York, the UK's archaeological capital

Vibrant, friendly community with focus on small teaching groups

Vibrant, friendly community with focus on small teaching groups

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

 

Archaeology ranked in the top 5 in REF2014

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The Department climbs the league tables again.

 

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Featured News

Guardian League Table 2016

The Archaeology Department climbs to fourth place in the 2016 league table

Featured Events

Employability in Commercial Archaeology

Mon 29 February 2016

The inside track to jobs on HS2 and other major projects!

York 800

In 2012, York celebrated 800 years of being a self-governing city. Watch the video to see how York has developed into a vibrant, exciting place to live, work and study. 

Recent News

York Archaeology Department to Train United States National Park Service Employees

Posted on Wednesday 27 January 2016

New partnership formed for conservation of historic structures in severe marine environments


Victorian Bakers with Annie Gray

Posted on Monday 25 January 2016

BBC 2 Features York Alumna and Research Associate


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