Archaeology is the study of the human past. Understanding our past gives us valuable insight into ourselves and our future.
At York we offer five exciting Archaeology degrees, each of which offer different perspectives and specialisms in the discipline. All courses share a common first year, introducing you to a wide range of periods and places studied by archaeologists and to archaeological methods and theories. As part of your first year you will also participate in a range of archaeological fieldwork, including three full weeks on a departmental research excavation or heritage project.
After the first year you will specialise, choosing from a range of modules on your chosen degree. All of our courses are taught through a mix of lectures, small-group seminars and workshops, practicals and field trips.
John Schofield, Head of Department, explains why studying archaeology is a wise choice, whatever your future ambitions.