Reading University, Department of Archaeology

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Reading has a friendly and energetic Department of Archaeology, with an international reputation in research and teaching. They have their own modern building and as part of the School of Human and Environmental Sciences, have access to a wide range of excellent scientific facilities, laboratories and expertise.



What they say:

Reading University is home to one of the county’s leading archaeology departments. Our degrees prepare students for a wide range of graduate careers in both professional archaeology and non-archaeological fields, with students also benefitting from additional opportunities during their time at Reading.

We offer both single honours degrees and a range of combined honours programmes, and we also run one of the UK’s leading archaeological field schools (at the Roman town of Silchester), which provides excellent training for our undergraduate students. We also run a wide range of research fieldwork (currently including projects in Aberdeenshire, the Hebrides, the Severn Estuary, Kent, France, Crete, and Jordan) which provides our students with additional opportunities to further develop and apply their skills.

What We Say:

Awarded the Queen’s Anniversary prize 2009, for ground-breaking research,enterprise and teaching, Reading’s archaeology department is also recognised as producing the highest proportion of world-class research (40% 4* research) in the UK. They run an archaeological field school at the Roman town of Silchester, as well as a range of fieldwork projects in Aberdeenshire, the Hebrides, the Severn Estuary, Kent, France, Egypt and Jordan.

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