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Are you interested in getting a degree in Archaeology, but don’t want to study full-time? This degree option is for you.

Our BA Archaeology, Part-time, is an honours degree programme taught in the Department of Archaeology. You will study alongside our full-time students and have the opportunity to participate in the field, lab and placement opportunities offered by the Department.

The BA Archaeology, Part-time, gives you an excellent foundation in all aspects of World archaeology. It allows you to build on this with specialist modules, ranging from ancient Egypt to experimental archaeology. The course is exceptionally flexible and any aspiring archaeologist will find a range of optional specialist modules to suit their interests.

Information relates to 2019-20 academic year: The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

As a part-time student, you will study for your BA Archaeology over a period of six years, with each level taking two years to complete.

In Level 1 (years 1&2), you will acquire a global perspective on human origins and world civilizations and be introduced to the archaeological research process.

In addition to our Archaeology modules, you have the choice of optional modules in other departments.

Level 1 core and optional modules include:

Core including:

  • Revealing the Past
  • Towards Modernity: Anthropology, Archaeology & Colonialism

Options including:

  • World Civilisations
  • Classical World and Its Legacy

For Level 2 (years 3&4) and Level 3 (years 5&6), you become more specialised in your Archaeology studies and follow the same curriculum as the full-time BA Archaeology students.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the BA Archaeology, Part-time, are the same as our other single honours BA programmes:

A Level attainment at ABB

We will also consider the equivalent level of attainment in BTEC, Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications.

You do not need to have studied Archaeology or have prior archaeological experience in order to apply.


Applications for our BA Archaeology, Part-time, programme are made directly to the University of Sheffield (not via UCAS) via the online form here:

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Further Information

If you would like to discuss studying Archaeology part-time, have questions about your qualifications or would like more information about the programme please contact us at