A total of 39 universities and colleges are members of University Archaeology UK representing the majority of institutions offering single or joint honours courses in archaeology in the UK
These institutions have thriving archaeology departments or sections. To find out more, click on any of the names from the list above. You will find out information about the courses available, the staff group and their backgrounds and interests, the research projects that the staff are involved in and the latest news highlighting the achievements of staff and students.
The educational background of incoming students is extremely varied; this diversity, embracing a range of subjects across the humanities and sciences all with some relevance to archaeology, provides a very stimulating environment for staff and students and is one of the strengths of archaeology programmes. Mature students have traditionally provided a significant proportion of the intake, many entering with non-traditional qualifications but often with practical experience of the subject. The exit routes for archaeology graduates are equally varied: Masters courses (increasingly a prerequisite for research degrees and professional advancement); museums; the commercial sector, field archaeology; the wider tourism, heritage, and media sectors; and more general graduate positions. The broad-based nature of the subject and of the skills it gives graduates provide a strong grounding for a wide range of career paths: the archaeology graduate is extremely well equipped with transferable skills from the mix of humanities and science training.