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Undergraduate study

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, after which you'll specialise, choosing from a range of modules on your chosen degree.

All of our undergraduate courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas. Accreditation recognises the value of real knowledge of working practices across the sector and provides you with the opportunity to join CIfA as a means of supporting your professional development.

CIfA accreditation is not applicable to credit-replacing exchanges abroad where only two years are spent at York. Additional year abroad programmes, where three years are spent at York, are still accredited.

The Department is based in King’s Manor, a beautiful medieval building in the centre of York. We also have fantastic facilities on the main University campus: world-leading Bioarchaeology facilities; our Palaeohub with state-of-the-art labs; and our outdoor Experimental Archaeology centre.

A degree in archaeology can take you down a variety of career paths, and our archaeology graduates have excellent career prospects both within the discipline and beyond.

BA Archaeology & Heritage

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