Are you passionate about archaeology but...

Mature students

  • Interested in studying part-time?

  • Or not ready to enter directly to university?

Find out more about alternative routes to a degree in Archaeology:

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BA Archaeology, Part-Time

Study on our honours BA Archaeology programme as a part-time student. You study alongside your fellow students in the Department of Archaeology, but spread your module choices out over 6 years.

All of our Masters programmes are also available to study part-time.

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BA Archaeology with Foundation Year

An integrated programme for students with non-standard entry qualifications and for mature learners who have been out of formal education for an extended period of time. You study on a Foundation Year with our colleagues in the Department of Lifelong Learning and, upon completion with the required results for progression, you move to the Department of Archaeology to study on our single honours BA Archaeology programme.

Find out more about the BA with Foundation Year

In this video, Esmie shares her experience of following her passion for Archaeology after leaving school without the A-Level grades she needed to go to straight on to University.


University of Sheffield International College

For international students, our International College offers you the best pathway to a degree from the University of Sheffield. You can study on high quality and flexible pathway programmes that are specifically designed to prepare international students for admission to our BA and BSc Archaeology programmes as well as our MA Archaeology programme.

University of Sheffield International College