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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. Our course provides an understanding of these past societies and aims to provide you with a range of skills, including field survey and excavation, critical reading and writing, and scientific analysis.

The single honours degree in archaeology offers a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and fieldwork, all designed to develop your understanding of the human past.


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for History and Archaeology.

September 2019
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Archaeology with us?

At Chester you will be part of a friendly and vibrant academic department. You will be taught in small groups by academic staff with expertise in a range of periods and specialisms, and will have access to modern research facilities. These include our laboratory, which is equipped for the analysis of human remains and environmental samples, facilities for experimental archaeology and artefact recording, and state of the art computer suites. Whilst much of your time will be spent on campus, modules also include fieldtrips to sites, monuments and museums across northwest England and Wales.

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.


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Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.


History and Archaeology

Open Days 2018

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

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 27th October
  • Wednesday 14th November
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