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Study archaeology

At Birkbeck, you will learn archaeology from academics who specialise in areas ranging from British and European prehistory, to the Roman Middle East, through to contemporary Archaeology and Critical Heritage.

A key component on all undergraduate archaeology degrees is our fieldschool, run in collaboration with Museum of London Archaeology (MoLA). Focusing on the archaeology of the River Thames, the fieldschool provides training in a range of practical survey and recording skills through to post-excavation and archive. We take advantage of our central London location, next door to the British Museum, and include site and collection visits in our teaching.

Birkbeck was ranked in the top eight universities in the UK for its History, Classics and Archaeology research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. Our Archaeology programmes offer students the opportunity to study the material past with world experts through research-led teaching.

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