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BA Archaeology and History
Combine training in critical historical source analysis with practical archaeological methods.

BA Archaeology and History / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
BA (Hons)
3 Years
Typical A-level offer
AAA-AAB inc. History
Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grade AAB including History. General Studies is welcomed but not included as part of the offer.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

Equivalents to A-level grades are as follows:

A*AA: 37 points overall, with 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

AAA:  36 points overall, with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

AAB:  35 points overall, with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

ABB:  34 points overall, with 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects.

NOTE: please check A-Levels for subject requirements.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Study past cultures through the texts that framed their lives, and the landscapes, architecture and objects they made or inhabited.
  • Combine the best of both worlds: training in critical historical source analysis with practical archaeological methods.
  • Study at an internationally renowned centre for social archaeology, working on sites of global importance such as Stonehenge, Star Carr and Easter Island.
  • Explore Mancunium, the city's own Roman fort, and discover the University's on-campus archaeological, ancient historical and ethnographic collections at Manchester Museum.

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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Katie Cowey
+44 (0)161 306 1252
Academic department overview

See: About us

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