What will I learn?

There are several areas of overlap between Anthropology and Archaeology, making them particularly suitable for combination in a joint honours degree. The BA (Hons) Anthropology and Archaeology course combines modules from the BA/BSc (Hons) Anthropology degrees and BA (Hons) Archaeology, providing a comprehensive understanding of humanity both past and present.**Year 1**In the first year, students currently take four compulsory modules (two from each department) and select two optional modules (one from each department). One modern foreign language module can also currently be taken in place of an elective module from either Anthropology or Archaeology.Compulsory modules (20 credits each):Being HumanDiscovering World Prehistory.Optional modules in Anthropology (20 credits each):Peoples and CulturesHuman Evolution and DiversityHealth, Illness and SocietyDoing Anthropological Research.and Archaeology (20 credits each):Applied Archaeological MethodsAncient Civilisations of the EastArchaeology in BritainCities in AntiquityMedieval to Modern: an Introduction to the Archaeology of Medieval to Post Medieval WorldScientific Methods in Archaeology 1.**Year 2**In the second year, you will develop a deeper understanding of methods and theory in anthropology and archaeology, and pursue your growing interests through optional modules offered by both departments. Currently, students take two compulsory modules and four optional modules (two from each department).Compulsory modules (20 credits each):Debating Anthropology and ArchaeologyInterrogating Anthropology or Developing Archaeological Research.Optional modules in Anthropology (20 credits each):Anthropology Fieldwork moduleInterrogating AnthropologyKinship and ReligionPolitics and EconomicsGlobal Health and DiseaseSex, Reproduction and LoveEvolutionary Variation and AdaptationOur Place in Nature.Optional modules in Archaeology (20 credits each):Archaeological Method and TheoryPrehistoric Europe: From Foragers to State FormationBecoming Roman: From Iron Age to Empire in Italy and the WestArchaeology of Medieval and Post-medieval Britain in its European ContextThe East Mediterranean World in the Bronze AgeProfessional TrainingDeveloping Archaeological ResearchAncient Mediterranean Civilisations: East and West.Scientific Methods in Archaeology 2.**Year 3**In the final year, you will design and carry out your own research for a dissertation in Anthropology or Archaeology, or an interdisciplinary dissertation in Anthropology and Archaeology. In addition, you will study advanced topics in Anthropology and Archaeology that are generally based on the research expertise of staff in both departments, and reflect the University’s ideal of research-led education. You will choose eight topics from the 'Specialised Aspects' modules offered by each department (four topics from each).Compulsory module: (40 credits): Dissertation in Anthropology, Archaeology or in Anthropology & Archaeology.Optional modules in Anthropology (40 credits): Specialised Aspects in Social Anthropology / Evolutionary Anthropology / Health.Optional modules in Archaeology (40 credits): Specialised Aspects in Archaeology / Advanced Professional Training / Current Archaeology / Interpreting Heritage / Museum Representation.Study Abroad (Archaeology / Anthropology): For more information on this course, please see our website.

Which department am I in?

Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,700.00 (US$ 31,244) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

John Snow College

Durham University,

Durham,

DH1 3LE, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,700.00 (US$ 31,244) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

St Cuthbert's Society

12 South Bailey,

Durham,

DH1 3EE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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