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Welcome to the Department of Archaeology. 

We're a friendly and supportive community based in the beautiful King's Manor in the heart of York. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

Fantastic facilities

Our purpose-built facilities include Bioarchaeology labs and the outdoor York Experimental Archaeology Research (YEAR) Centre.

Committed to equality

We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.

4th in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2022,
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

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“York is everything an outstanding university should be”

Find out how we made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

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