World Archaeology. Made in Sheffield.

We inspire students to explore and excel, through imaginative teaching and the world-leading research we conduct across the globe.

Department of Archaeology ranked 13th in the World!

The QS World University Rankings® were published today and we are delighted to be among the top Archaeology departments in the world

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Visit Us: Summer Open Days

Visit us at one of our open days throughout the summer and autumn. Find out more about Archaeology at Sheffield, the campus and city.

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Dig It! Sheffield Archaeology staff and students work with local school students to uncover the past

Dig It! participants investigate the remains of the Edwardian bandstand in Firth Park, northern Sheffield.

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No ordinary classroom

The range of teaching and learning styles we offer will help you develop the skills you need. You'll benefit from hands-on experience at locations like Thornton Abbey.

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Our students research in Thornton abbey


Our research helps communities worldwide make sense of their heritage. Our research is global and cross-disciplinary.

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International and local partnerships

We collaborate globally to discover secrets of ancient civilisations. Roman Clothing and Identities is an international research project where specialists from seven European countries are examining the impact of clothing and dress on Roman society.

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