Archaeology degrees at York

At York, we offer five undergraduate degree programmes. All of them share a common first year. This introduces you to the wide range of periods and places studied by archaeologists and to a variety of archaeological methods and theories. During your first year, this includes:

  • The history of archaeology
  • The methods and approaches used by archaeologists
  • An introduction to archaeological science  
  • The sites, evidence and materials we study in archaeology

Our degree courses


I was attracted to York because of the history of the place. Now that I'm here I am thoroughly enjoying the teaching and support from the staff who are so enthusiastic and make archaeology really inspiring.

Grace, BA Archaeology, 3rd year