Study archaeology and you will discover the story of humanity over the past five million years. Our research-led, practical approach to teaching ensures our place in the top 5 archaeology departments in the UK for assessment and feedback.

Open days

Visit the campus, meet our staff and students and discover our course in detail.

Upcoming open days


Find out about the unique funding opportunities offered to archaeology students at the University of Sheffield.

Fund your study


The Department of Archaeology is home to a wide range of scientific research facilities that are integral parts of our innovative, research-led teaching.

Our facilities

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.