East Anglia, University of, The School of World Art Studies and Museology

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Undergraduates can study either history of art or archaeology, anthropology and art history in the School – and the joint degrees let you combine art history with other subjects at UEA.

What they say:

Recent research in Anthropology, Archaeology and Art History has begun to reframe questions posed by the study of material culture. In this dynamic degree course, you will examine these questions and you will also participate in defining the relationship between these three related disciplines. You will experience and evaluate anthropological and archaeological material at first hand in the Sainsbury Collection and on field trips to museums in Britain. You may also have the opportunity to gain practical experience in archaeological fieldwork, with the Norfolk Archaeological Unit, and with members of staff working in Britain, Albania, Cyprus and Peru. The popularity this course is due to its distinctiveness. Unlike traditional, Archaeology and Anthropology degrees, this course focuses on the study of material culture. It seeks to overcome the disciplinary boundaries by exploring the points of contact between anthropology, archaeology and art history.

What we say:

The School was ranked first in the country for world-leading research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise of British universities.Taught within the World Art Studies department the university offers a BA Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History which can be taken over four years including a year at university in Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the USA.

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