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Course overview

Archaeology is the study of the human past, from the hunter-gatherers of Ice Age Europe to the inhabitants of modern cities. At Chester, our course provides you with an understanding of these past societies and the techniques that we use to study them. The course aims to provide you with a wide range of skills, such as field survey and excavation, critical reading and writing, and scientific analysis; as well as the opportunity to specialise in particular periods or themes.

  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
UCAS Code
RV24
Duration
4 Years (3 years for Combined Honours students taking German as a minor option)

Why Study Archaeology with us?

As an Archaeology student at Chester you will be part of a dynamic University Department, with excellent facilities for teaching and research.

Whether you are studying social identity in the Iron Age or analysing human remains from medieval cemeteries, you will have access to the latest research and professional equipment.

What's more, our course combines classroom teaching with practical ‘hands-on’ experience, which will equip you with skills suited to a future career in archaeology or in the wider, non-academic world.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 3rd June
  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Thursday 15th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Thursday 8th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October
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Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.

Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Admissions