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The Department of Archaeology is based in King’s Manor, a beautiful medieval building in the centre of York. Our modules for visiting students cover techniques for studying human chronology, from prehistory to the present day.

As a visiting student at York you'll be fully integrated into academic life at a world-class, research-led university.

Undergraduate students

You can choose modules from the list below. 

Academic requirements

We recommend most US undergraduate students apply for Year 1 modules only. The differing traditions of American and British archaeology and our emphasis on Europe may place you at a disadvantage at higher levels.

You may apply for second and third-year modules. Please make clear in your personal statement how you are qualified for these modules.

When you apply, please attach a personal statement to explain your level of familiarity with archaeological method and theory. You should reference previous study and fieldwork experience.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.

Postgraduate students

Academic requirements

You should hold a good undergraduate degree (2:1 or first) in Archaeology or a related subject.

When you apply, please attach a personal statement to explain your level of familiarity with archaeological method and theory. You should reference previous study and fieldwork experience.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Choosing your modules

The list below is indicative of the type of module which may be available during your study period. Not all modules are available to exchange and visiting students. You will be contacted by the Department after you have accepted your place at York to discuss your module choices.

Teaching schedule

You can study in our department for the following periods:

  • Full academic year
  • Autumn Term only
  • Spring Term only
  • Spring/Summer (combined)

Examination and assessment

Assessment is mainly by assignment submitted via the VLE. Prehistory to the Present has an examination in the Common Examination Periods in January. Alternate assessments may be available: please contact the Department to discuss this.

Start your application

Contact us

Dr James Taylor
International Officer and undergraduate contact
james.s.taylor@york.ac.uk

Helen Chan
Postgraduate contact
helen.chan@york.ac.uk

Undergraduate modules

Contact us

Dr James Taylor
International Officer and undergraduate contact
james.s.taylor@york.ac.uk

Helen Chan
Postgraduate contact
helen.chan@york.ac.uk