Archaeology graduates from Sheffield are successful in competing for archaeological posts in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.

A group of archaeology students and staff read notes on a flip-chart at a wooded excavation site.

Archaeology graduates' skills and experience are valued by employers from many different sectors including charities, finance, retail and administration, teaching, environmental work, and of course archaeology.

About 5,000 people in Britain earn their living as archaeologists, working in universities, museums, archaeological units, heritage parks, or working for either national or local government.

Employers increasingly recognise that in addition to a rigorous academic training within an unusually broad-based framework, the study of archaeology also provides students with a variety of sought after practical skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Recent graduate destinations

  • Assistant project officer
  • Historic buildings project officer
  • Post-doctoral researcher
  • Commercial field archaeologist
  • Archaeology teacher
  • Deputy business manager
  • Researcher and lecturer
  • PhD research

Careers service

Throughout your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your employability skills.

Whether you decide to pursue an academic career or you decide to seek employment in the public or private sectors, you’ll have to showcase your talents.

The Careers Service offers a range of services to students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop skills and provide advice about applications and interviews.

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