Our degrees are extremely unusual for including 70 days of funded fieldwork (subsistence and travel grants). In the first week of the first year the 4-day Experimental Archaeology course gives a very early exposure to a wide variety of aspects of earlier technologies and archaeological processes. It also provides excellent opportunities for every new undergraduate student to get to know the other people in their year, as well as the officers of the student society (the SAS). Together with the Training Excavation in the summer of the first year our students develop the skills and experience needed to get the most out of the rest of their 70 days of fieldwork, by acquiring an excellent grounding in field excavation and recording techniques as well as experiencing life on an archaeological excavation.
The Institute of Archaeology has
undertaken a review of all its undergraduate core-courses and degree
structure and introduced changes from 2013-14. The new structure is given on each degree page while links to the previous curriculum being followed by 2nd & 3rd year students are also available.