What will I learn?

This is a wide-ranging archaeology course that harnesses your passion for history through researching historic sites, material culture and museums. The course emphasises interdisciplinary learning and skills. You will have the option to study the material remains of the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, with an emphasis on the last 600 years. You can take modules in History, Classics, Ancient History and other related subjects in departments across Durham. Key themes include the archaeology of industrialisation, conflict archaeology, colonialisation, transatlantic connections and south-east Asian trade.**Year 1** Compulsory modules: Archaeology of the Medieval to Modern World / Archaeology Practicals / Historical Archaeology: Methods and Sources.Optional modules may include: Archaeology in Britain / Cities in Antiquity / Ancient Civilizations of the East / Discovering World Prehistory.Plus: Up to TWO modules from History or ONE module from any another department including Ancient History and Classics.**Year 2**Compulsory modules: Professional Training / Developing Archaeological Research / Debates in Historical Archaeology.Optional modules: Archaeology of Medieval and Post-Medieval Britain / Becoming Roman / Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations: East and West / Advanced Skills (Single or Double) / Up to TWO modules from History / East Mediterranean in the Bronze AgePlus: ONE module from another department including Ancient History & Classics or ONE module from the above AND a language module.**Year 3**Compulsory modules: Dissertation (Double module) / Specialised Aspects in Archaeology.Optional modules: Current Archaeology / Advanced Professional Training / Interpreting Heritage / Museum Representation / Up to ONE module in HistoryPlus: Up to ONE module in any other department or a language module.For more information on this course, please see our website.

Which department am I in?

Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,100.00 (US$ 31,783) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

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Durham,

DH1 3HP, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,100.00 (US$ 31,783) 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

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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