Undergraduate Study in Archaeology


Study Archaeology and you'll discover the story of humanity over the past five million years.

Derrick Riley Fund Grants

The Derrick Riley Fund was established in 1994 to foster and support the study of aerial archaeology by young scholars. It provides grants to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK and overseas to fund research and further training in aerial archaeology.

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Meet our students

Meet our students and hear about their Sheffield story

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Challenge yourself with Archaeology

Challenge yourself to think critically and engage in the practice of archaeological research, in the classroom, lab and field.​

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A degree programme to suit you

Study Archaeology and you will 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 help communities to make sense of their origins and their place in the wider world. Find out more about the right Archaeology programme to suit you!

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Challenge yourself with Archaeology

Study with us and you will have plenty of opportunities to explore the archaeology all around us and to learn the techniques and methodologies we use to analyse it. These skills provide the stepping stones to the big issues we ask you to investigate, using critical thinking and engagement with important historical narratives and intellectual debates that cross disciplines.

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Archaeology students at graduation

Your future with Archaeology

As an Archaeology student at Sheffield you'll develop critical thinking skills that don't just shed light on the past. These are invaluable skills for a rewarding career, so they'll unlock a whole world of futures too.

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