University of Sheffield Archaeology

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University of Sheffield Archaeology

You’ll develop a global, long-term, perspective on the development of humanity and civilisation. This degree combines theory and practice, with teaching in the field and participation in worldwide, research-led excavations.

The course explores human developments from hominids to modernity, and the prehistory and early history of Europe. You’ll study significant issues of our human past and their relevance to present questions of origin, identity and belief. You’ll explore the links between science and the humanities.

You can also choose to study this course on a part-time basis.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels BBB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBC + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 32
Cambridge Pre-U M2 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AABBB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+BB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Apply for this course

Make sure you’ve done everything you need to do before you apply:

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Contact us

Natalie Barks
Undergraduate Admissions Secretary
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2900

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Visit us

University open days
There are four open days every year, usually in June, July, September and October. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

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Department open days
If we offer you a place on a course, you’ll also be invited to a department open day. Archaeology open days are held between January and April.

Campus tours
Campus tours run regularly throughout the year, at 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Find out more and book a place online