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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.

Interested in more than one course? Find out what combinations are available with this subject.

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Start Date
September, 2017
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
3 Years

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.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

As a student on this course, you will study at Parkgate Road Campus, Chester. Commonly referred to as our main campus, it’s home to a variety of academic departments, teaching and learning areas, and subject specific facilities.

Here you’ll find many of our central services, including the award-winning Student Support and Guidance team, Careers and Employability, University Chapel, and the Seaborne Library, with its 24 hour open-access computer labs.

Playing host to an extensive range of on-campus social and leisure facilities, including the fitness centre, 25 metre swimming pool and the Students’ Union (CSU); which houses a shop, Starbucks and popular student bar (CH1), you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained on campus.

As well as being a learning site, Parkgate Road Campus is also home to a variety of University accommodation, allowing students from an array of courses to come together in a friendly, secure, and supportive environment. With a launderette, Santander Bank, bookshop, faith spaces, and modern catering outlets all located on-site, this campus gives you easy access to everything you could need, whilst the lively city centre on your doorstep places you right at the heart of the Chester experience.

Life in 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.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tour on Wednesday 7th December is a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.