Undergraduate Study in Archaeology


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

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As a member of the Russell Group, our commitment to teaching excellence and world‐class research will help you reach your true potential. Apply now for clearing or adjustment. Your accommodation is guaranteed.

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NSS 2016 – another resounding success for Sheffield Archaeology.

Once again, our combined score for overall course satisfaction plus students' union satisfaction – a whopping 95% – is the highest of any UK Archaeology department.

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Visit us at one of our open days throughout the summer and autumn. Find out more about Archaeology at Sheffield, the campus and city.

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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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