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We inspire students to explore and excel, through imaginative teaching and the world-leading research we conduct across the globe. We empower local communities to discover their own history. We're one of the largest, most respected and most influential archaeology departments in the UK.

Undergraduate Degrees

archaeology students on heeley farm We’ll teach you about every aspect of archaeology. We offer you the flexibility to follow your own interests. You’ll join an energetic team and get professional experience– highly desired by employers – on our fieldtrips.

Undergraduate Courses
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Postgraduate Degrees

postgraduate students studying archaeology
Prepare for an ambitious future with one of our postgraduate degrees. You’ll benefit from outstanding facilities and courses designed to equip you with valuable research and employability skills.
Taught Masters
Research Degrees


Some of our publications Our Department is at the forefront of research in diverse areas of archaeology, with top ratings for our research globally. The Department is home to a flourishing graduate research community investigating a varied array of topics.
More about our research
Doctoral research opportunities


Students doing field workThis is the most important way archaeologists gather data. Join us and you’ll quickly get hands-on experience – whether close to Sheffield or thousands of miles away.
Our current projects

Your Career Prospects             

the careers service is there to help you after graduation Our graduates work all over the world where their wealth of skills are highly prized. That's why 88% of 2013 graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduating.  
Graduate Profiles

About the Department

50 years of archaeology in sheffield We’re one of the largest archaeology departments in Europe. Unearth more about our past and exciting future.
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​The department is a Bronze Award holder of the ECU’s Gender equality charter mark:
Addressing gender inequalities and imbalance in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences