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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Woodland Heritage Festival

Archaeology in the City is hosting its annual Woodland Heritage Festival at the Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre on the May bank holiday: Monday 30 May, 10am-4pm

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Visiting Postdoctoral Application Bursaries available for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has opened a bursary scheme, with a deadline of 3rd June, for external applicants who would like to apply through Sheffield for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (BA PDF).

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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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