Bangor University Archaeology

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Bangor University Archaeology

Undergraduate Courses

Bangor University offers a range of courses suitable for those interested in one or more aspects of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

Our range of degrees aim to accommodate both those seeking to specialise in History or Archaeology, as well as those who wish to study these subjects together. We also offer degree options where you can study a language with a subject in another discipline.

History, Archaeology and Heritage courses:

  • History and Archaeology BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • Heritage, Archaeology and History BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • History BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • History MArts (4 years)
  • History with Archaeology BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • Medieval and Early Modern History BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • Modern and Contemporary History BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • Welsh History and History BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
  • Welsh History with Archaeology BA (Hons) (3 years)

Combinations with/and another subject:

  • History and Economics BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • History and Italian BA (Hons) (4 years)
  • History with Film Studies BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • History with Journalism BA (Hons) (3 years)
  • Philosophy & Religion and History BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
  • Philosophy & Religion and Welsh History BA (Joint Hons) (3 years)
  • Social Policy and History BA (Hons) (3 years)

Postgraduate Study:
School of History and Archaeology

Taught Postgraduate Courses


  • Celtic Archaeology MA/PgDip
  • History MA/PgDip
  • Medieval Studies MA/PgDip
  • The Celts MA/PgDip
  • Welsh History MA/PgDip
  • Y Celtiaid MA/PgDip

Research Programmes


  • Archaeology PhD/MPhil
  • Heritage PhD/MPhil
  • History PhD/MPhil
  • Welsh History PhD/MPhil

Employment Opportunities

Examples of employment opportunities in history and archaeology can be found at the following sites:

  • BAJR (British Archaeology Jobs and Resources)
  • The BBC
  • The British Museum
  • CADW
  • Council for British Archaeology
  • English Heritage
  • Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
  • Institute for Field Archaeologists
  • Leicester University Museums Jobs Desk
  • National Geographic
  • National Museums
  • The National Trust
  • Archäeologie Forum

Applying to study at Bangor

How to apply through UCAS

UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. All university applications are processed through UCAS and then passed on to the universities listed.

Students may apply for a maximum of five courses. For Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses students are only allowed to apply for four courses.

The application form is found on the UCAS website, under ‘Apply’.

The early closing date is October 15 for all Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary students. The main closing date for all applications is January 15.

Your Personal Statement

Writing your Personal Statement is the part of the application form that requires most work. You are only allowed 47 lines or 500–550 words to explain why you wish to study the course and the skills you have that are essential for university study.

To write a successful personal statement for your UCAS application you must have a good understanding about the course and its content. Remember that you write only one personal statement for your five choices. Make sure that the courses are similar, if not the same, and make sure that you do not mention a specific course or university.

Read our advice on how to draft a winning personal statement or watch our video guide.

After you’ve applied

You should keep an eye on your application on UCAS ‘Track’. Offers from universities will appear on track and you will be able to accept or decline offers.

You can only reply when you have received all your decisions. The types of reply you can make are firm acceptance and insurance acceptance. Usually students reply in early May.

International Student?

If you are an international student, our International Student pages offer further information on applying.

As an international student applying to study one of our undergraduate programmes you can;

Erasmus student?

We receive around 350 exchange students every year from all over the world. 45% of these students come from Europe and the remainder from as far as Singapore, South Korea and Australia.

The University’s International Exchanges Office is responsible for welcoming these students.


School of History and Archaeology
Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG

Phone: 01248 382144


Bangor University is a Registered Charity: No. 1141565