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
The Department climbs the league tables again.
York Archaeology ranked in Top 20 in the world!
Beers and Careers!
Fri 27 May 2016
3rd years: discuss careers inside and outside archaeology over a pint with staff and research students
Departmental Excavations Exhibition
Thurs 9 June 2016
All the new findings from this year's departmental digs
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.
Posted on Thursday 26 May 2016
Laser scanning of rock shelter in the French Alps shows ancient art
Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2016
Danish National Research Foundation grants 4 million Euro Niels Bohr Professorship to Matthew Collins, University of York