Ian Hodges, Careers Consultant for Archaeology

What can I do with my degree?


The Career Zone have produced a guide: Careers for Archeology graduates

With an Archaeology degree from the University of Exeter, you'll be able to:

  • Use diverse sources of evidence including excavated, documentary, representational, observational, artefactual and environmental
  • Understand the importance of recovering primary data through practical experience
  • Critically apply methodologies for quantifying, analysing and interpreting primary data
  • Understand the concepts and application of scientific methods used in collecting, analysing and interpreting archaeological data
  • Interpret spatial data, integrating theoretical models, traces surviving in present-day landscapes, and excavation data
  • Practise field work and laboratory techniques

For a brief look at some graduate destinations information for Archaeology graduates:‌

Professional Institutions and Organisations relating to Archaeology

This list is designed to be of use all students within this very broad discipline.

Archaeology in the Workplace

  • The Prospects website offers links to job options, career areas, and research into what other Archaeology students have done 6 months after graduation within a variety of sectors.  Please click here: Prospects:  Archaeology career areas