Department of Archaeology

Archaeology undergraduate degrees (BA, BSc)

  • Exceptional research-led teaching
  • Great flexibility in module choices
  • Dedicated laboratory facilities for both organic and inorganic work
  • Wide range of fieldwork experience and practical projects
  • 100% rating that staff provide good explanations in the National Student Survey 2016


What drew me to archaeology at Nottingham was not only the beautiful campus and great facilities, but also the fantastic curriculum the department could offer.

Andy Watson, BA Archaeology


 Our degrees

Single honours

Concentrate on studying archaeology.


Joint honours

Combine studying archaeology with another subject. 


New Liberal Arts degree

An exciting new degree, starting in 2018, for academically strong, ambitious students.

Explore your subject interest within a framework of problem-solving, enquiry and exploration.

Visit the Liberal Arts website



The typical modules covered on each degree are listed on the individual course pages in the prospectus.


How to apply for a degree

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How we help you learn

I looked at several universities but settled on Nottingham because even on the open days, the lecturers took an interest in me, what I did, and what I was passionate about, and that filled me with confidence that Nottingham would be the place for me – and I was right!

Jenni Hatton, BSc Archaeology


Supporting your studies

Personal tutors

A member of staff from your Department that:

  • provides general support for your academic life
  • gives you the opportunity to raise concerns and discuss issues
  • supports you with personal issues.

Find out more about personal tutors.


Peer mentors

An existing student from your Department who helps you settle into the department and get to know your peersand advise on student life.

Find out more about peer mentoring.

There are some issues that fall between what friends can help with and what you are willing to ask a lecturer you have never met before, and the Peer Mentoring scheme fills that gap perfectly. 

Costanza Bergo, BA Art History


Beyond your course


Department of Archaeology

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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