Study archaeology and you will discover the story of humanity over the past five million years. You'll share your understanding with others and help communities to make sense of their origins and their place in the wider world. Our research-led, practical approach to teaching ensures our place in the top 5 archaeology departments in the UK for assessment and feedback.
Find out how we can support you to study with us, whether you join us for the full undergraduate course or as a period studying abroad.
For students and general enthusiasts alike, these informal three-day programs give you a closer look at a particular theme in archaeology.
Visit the campus, meet our staff and students and discover our course in detail.
Find out about the unique funding opportunities offered to archaeology students at the University of Sheffield.
The Department of Archaeology is home to a wide range of scientific research facilities that are integral parts of our innovative, research-led teaching.
Why study Archaeology?
Katie Herner, Lecturer in Bioarchaeology at Sheffield, explains how the study of archaeology is both an art and a science.
Getting involved with research
Students Alannah and Victoria discuss their opportunity to archive departmental finds from the Manor Lodge site in Sheffield.