Accessibility statement

Your passport to a world of heritage careers                                                                                                    

All of the postgraduate Archaeology courses at York have a strong focus on employability. We aim to equip students with highly valued specialist and transferable skills, in a range of archaeological disciplines. The courses provide students with a deep understanding of relevant theories and principles, alongside extensive practical experience and access to the latest technologies and systems.

Gary Millward


Postgraduates from our Masters’ courses have gone on to a wide range of careers in the archaeology sector and in heritage-related organisations across the UK and abroad, including: 

  • Historic England
  • English Heritage
  • The National Trust
  • York Archaeological Trust
  • The Council for British Archaeology
  • Yorkshire Museums Trust
  • Heritage consultancies
  • Yorkshire Museums Trust
  • Centre for Christianity and Culture
  • York Civic Trust
  • The Science Museum Group
  • The Royal Mint Museum
  • Heritage Malta
  • New South Wales Government
  • Highland Council 


Many others have used the skills gained during their studies to pursue careers in other sectors, including: 

  • Local government and development
  • Chartered surveying
  • Computing and IT services
  • Business and administration
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Education
  • Civil service, law and police authorities
  • Accountancy and financial services 

Yet more continue their studies by taking PhDs at York and other universities around the world.