Undergraduate study in archaeology
Study archaeology, and you'll discover the story of humanity over the past five million years – and you'll write your own chapter. You'll share your understanding with others, and by doing this you'll help local communities to make sense of their origins, and get a sense of their place in the wider world.
We offer four different degrees in archaeology for undergraduates, as well as options to combine your study with another subject. Check out our range of courses to see which is right for you.
Returning to education and don’t have the usual qualifications? We also offer degrees with a foundation year specially designed for mature learners who have been out of formal education for an extended period of time, or who do not have the standard academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of degree level study. For more information, please see http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/till/foundation/full-time
The highest standards – in a friendly community
We're one of the most widely respected archaeology departments in Britain, with world-class research and researchers. But Sheffield is no ivory tower university – and archaeology is a subject where academics and students famously get their hands dirty together.
So study with us and you'll be part of a community of learning. You'll contribute to group projects, collaborate on fieldwork and share your views and findings in a supportive, sociable environment.
And as an archaeology student at Sheffield you'll develop thinking skills that don't just shed light on the past. These are practical skills for a rewarding career, so they'll unlock a whole world of futures too.
Archaeology is a discipline which covers many areas and requires many skills. Because of this we recruit students from a range of backgrounds who have studied a range of subjects including history, geography, anthropology and the sciences.
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Meet the students
Join our department and you'll soon be off on fieldwork like the students in the video above. Watch them present fascinating findings and footage from our recent project at Cresswell Crags in Derbyshire.
You'll also spend time in the department studying a wide range of modules, and have the opportunity to get hands-on with materials in our specialist labs (see right).