Why study an Archaeology degree?

Archaeology is the study of human societies – from prehistory to the recent past. It is a meeting ground for different ways of thinking about the past through the analysis and interpretation of material and environmental remains such as artefacts, monuments and buildings. Our Archaeology degree concentrates on the Archaeology of Britain, Ireland, Europe and North America and offers thorough training in the basic principles and techniques of archaeological practice. Field-trips, archaeological surveys, practical workshops and excavations make the best use of our immediate location – a region rich in internationally important archaeological sites.

Archaeology degrees at Bangor...

At Bangor, you will be taught by staff who are specialists in a variety of different aspects of archaeology and whose high-profile research feeds into both training excavations and teaching. We have an excellent staff-student ratio and combine the use of new technologies with small-group teaching and one-to-one supervision in a vibrant and friendly learning environment.

Our archaeology degree course has been designed to provide a thorough grounding in the subject for those who have not previously studied Archaeology before, while allowing those who have already studied Archaeology to increase the breadth and depth of their understanding.

Practical archaeology experience...

Our students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on archaeology experience, by participating in our field-work and post-excavation projects. You will be given training in excavation and recording skills, surveying, finds processing, soil processing, illustration, photography, and archival work. Students have the opportunity to excavate a variety of sites, such as Mesolithic shell middens, Bronze Age funerary mounds, Late Bronze Age and Iron Age hilltop enclosures and hill-forts, and early medieval monuments. The work that you do also contributes to your attainment of the Bangor Employability Award.

  1. 3 years
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English / Welsh
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Your commitment
Commitment Description
  1. Full time
Where you will be based
Duration Description
  1. Starts: 2015

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Support available from the Coleg Cymraeg

25% of the course available in the medium of Welsh

The Coleg plans and supports the provision of Welsh medium higher education on a strategic basis across all the universities in Wales. By working with the universities, the Coleg enables them to secure and develop more opportunities for students studying through the medium of Welsh. In particular, the Coleg sponsors Welsh medium lecturing posts, supports projects to create new resources, and offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students to study through the medium of Welsh. More information on the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's work can be found on the website

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