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BA (Hons) Archaeology of the Historic World

Durham University
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Course UCAS code: F406
Qualification type:
  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
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 Age Plus: 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 History Plus: Up to ONE module in any other department or a language module. For more information on this course, please see our website.
For more information on the content of this course, including module details, please see our website.
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15 January

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Surrounded by pit villages and beautiful countryside, Durham feels like it is enclosed in a bubble. With students from all over the UK and the world descending on the United Kingdom's 27th smallest city, familiar faces are everywhere. From the far reaches of Gilesgate and Neville's Cross, to houses closer to the city centre, you'll always feel at home.

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £19,250
Recruitment and Admissions Office:
Tel. 0191 334 1000

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  • 4Winter's avatar by 4Winter on 24th January 2019
    It's a great uni with a really welcoming and active student community. The courses are well-taught, there are so many opportunities to get involved and find things you like whatever your preferences are.
  • Yarunika's avatar by Yarunika on 24th January 2019
    Poor. Don't bother unless you can afford the sky-high cost and the constant overbearing pressure of being a 'top-tier' uni. It isn't worth the illness.
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