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.
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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.