Work with internationally renowned academic staff and leading archaeology professionals.
Two-semester work placement in the second year.
Five-day field trip in the first year and further field visits in second and third year.
This course will enable you to explore the relationship between the wider landscape and environment, and the human societies that inhabited them. You will gain real-world employment experience and knowledge of current professional practice from a two-semester-long placement in your second year. Modules on current professional practice, British archaeology, the environment, GIS and heritage management will provide you with a broad archaeological and geographical foundation.
Field work is a key element of this course, and you may have the opportunity to go on day trips to the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, Sheffield and Liverpool, as well as on residential field courses across the UK. You will only pay a £25 non-refundable deposit for such visits, which are otherwise 100% subsidised by the university.
This course is available for applications for entry September 2017 onwards.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Centre-for-Applied-Archaeology-University-of-Salford-171863342870145/ Twitter: MikeNevell@archaeologyuos Blog: www.archaeologyuos.wordpress.com
Small group teaching is a feature of Archaeology and Geography at Salford and there are strong links between the content of this course, current professional practice and staff research interests. Study and IT skills are embedded in this course, as is the use of computing facilities for data handling and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for environmental mapping and modelling.
Human geography themes covered include: the effects of climate change, food security, mobility, sustainability, demography, economic geography, planning and environmental impact assessment (EIA), urban living and quality of life. Archaeological themes covered include heritage management and the planning process, current archaeological professional practice, UK heritage legislation, the archaeology of Britain, industrial archaeology, public archaeology and World Heritage Sites.
Year 1 provides a solid foundation across the breadth of the subject, and includes field and laboratory work, study skills development, data handling and interpersonal skills. You take six 20 credit modules in year one.
Year 2 extends both knowledge and understanding and increases specialisation in archaeology and geography. The course includes a two-semester work placement module. You take three 20 credit modules.
In your final year you undertake a research project for your Dissertation, and take three modules to study key themes in depth.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|European Baccalaureate||Pass in Diploma of at least 60% including at least 1 Science subject|
|GCSE||English Language and Maths at grade C or above|
|UCAS tariff points||96-112 points History, Archaeology or Geography preferred but not essential|
|GCE A level||96-112 points History, Archaeology or Geography preferred but not essential|
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma||Possible entry to year 3|
|Foundation Degree||Possible entry to year 3|
|Scottish Highers||96-112 points|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||96-112 points from Higher Level|
|International Baccalaureate||30 points|
|Access to HE||Pass QAA approved access programme in Science or Health & Social Care|
We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have the traditional entry requirements may be able to apply through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this. If you need to improve your written and spoken English, you might be interested in our English language courses.
We welcome those coming from school or college, with, or without, an A level in Archaeology or Geography with interests in geography and a passion for fieldwork. We also welcome those returning to education, either with Access qualifications or by taking the foundation year. International students are also welcome.
Teaching is through a combination of
Assessments will be based on a combination of examination and continuous assessment. This will include field reports, reflective diaries, essays, problem-solving exercises, data analysis, seminars, and research projects, and will involve a mixture of group and individual work.
You will develop a range of personal and professional skills, and real-world work experience, which make Archaeology and Geography graduates highly employable. These include work-place experience, field experience (including excavation and surveying), report writing, presentation, the ability to interpret data and the application of IT, group work and the development of team working and project management skills.
Salford Geography graduates have gone on to work in environmental consultancies, utilities companies, transport logistics, housing organizations and pursued careers in primary and secondary teaching. Others have gone on to take Masters or PhD degrees in a geographical discipline. Archaeology graduates find career paths in professional archaeology units, museums, conservation and construction.
You will work with professionals involved in archaeology and heritage protection and public engagement and with a company involved in providing digital mapping.
You will develop many of the key skills sought by employers and experience practical real-world placement experience that will give you an insight into the world of work.
This course includes a two-semester-long work placement module that allows you to work with real-world external heritage companies and agencies. You will arrange the placement with our support. Specific modules where you will work directly with external professionals are ‘Heritage Protection and Management’ in the second year and the ‘GIS’ and ‘Archaeology and the Public’ modules in the third year.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
Further information is available at:
The Centre for Applied Archaeology has unrivalled access to a wide range of skills from planning and surveying, to conservation and 3D visualisation.
Our professional seminars and postgraduate archaeology courses have an emphasis on industrial archaeology and the built environment to maximise this access to specialist expertise and resource.
The Centre undertakes work in three areas:
We have a number of community archaeology projects engaging the local and wider community in their heritage and an established project undertaking research on landscape in the Trent Valley spanning multiple years. Follow our work with theUniversity of Salford archaeology blog.
Our "Dig Greater Manchester project" gives local communities the opportunity to get involved in their own history and heritage, with residents getting 'hands on' experience of an archaeological excavation. Over 6,000 local people across Greater Manchester will get involved, ranging from absolute beginners and school children, to experienced archaeology volunteers.
Find out more about the locations and the project and follow the excavations on the Dig Greater Manchester blog.
Start Dates: September
Three Years Full Time with Placement