This is a wide ranging archaeology course that harnesses student passions for history through researching historic sites, material culture and museums. The programme emphasises interdisciplinary learning and skills. Students have the option to study the material remains of the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, with an emphasis on the last 600 years. They can take modules in History, Classics, Ancient History, and other related subjects in departments across Durham University. Key themes include the archaeology of industrialisation, conflict archaeology, colonialisation, transatlantic connections and south-east Asian trade.
This course offers students the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of archaeology. As well as covering a wide range of geographical regions - including Europe, the Near East, North Africa, and East Asia - students studying for the BA in Archaeology have the opportunity to gain experience in the practical skills required to undertake professional archaeology.
Students studying this course can follow a route accredited by CIfA, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Choosing an accredited undergraduate degree is widely recognised as the first step on a career pathway leading to professional status. To obtain a CIfA accredited degree, students study modules which equip them with the requisite theoretical and practical knowledge to act as a foundation for a career in professional archaeology.
All students studying this degree programme have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork, which provides the opportunity to join a real archaeological excavation and learn learn the most up-to-date fieldwork techniques.
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