BA Archaeology and History / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Potential candidates are expected to demonstrate why they have chosen this discipline in their personal statement and express why the course interests them.

How your application is considered

We read the personal statements and references of all applicants, paying particular attention to A-level (or IB etc.) predictions or achieved grades.

Regarding the Archaeology element: we are sympathetic towards mature students with an interest in, or prior experience of, Archaeology - also to those with non-standard qualifications. We may need to interview applicants in such circumstances.

Interview requirements

We don't normally interview for this degree, except in the case of mature applicants. In considering your application, all the information on the UCAS form is taken into account, particular attention being paid to academic qualifications and predictions, to your referee's confidential report, and to your personal statement.

Returning to education

Applications from mature students are welcomed and considered on an individual basis. We will consider applicants from a variety of educational backgrounds, whether they have completed A-levels, Access courses or other qualifications.

Applicants may be required to produce a piece of written work, for assessment by the Admissions Tutor. Once you have applied, the Admissions Administrator will contact you with further instructions on this and a deadline by which to complete the exercise.

We are sensitive to the particular concerns of mature students and welcome individual enquiries.


Deferrals are normally allowed; however, we do ask applicants to let us know as early as possible if they are intending to defer.  This helps us to adjust the number of offers we make, in order to achieve the required number of students in a given year.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.


Students wishing to transfer from other Universities or subjects will be considered on merit, providing we have enough places to accommodate them.  Enquiries should be made to the admissions administrator for the subject (see contact details).  We will require transcripts and a reference from your tutor.