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.
Dr John Schofield
Head of Department
We were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2011 in recognition of research and teaching excellence.
The Department climbs the league tables again.
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.
The Department of Archaeology excels in two national student satisfaction surveys
Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015
Co-authored work by York and Danish researchers suggests an earlier, less violent dawn to the Viking Age
Posted on Monday 20 April 2015
Prehistoric life wasn’t all hunting, killing and eating, says Dr Penny Spikins
A celebration of the career and research of Terry O'Connor. Conference 6th - 8th Nov. 2015