Compulsory modules

Dissertation project in Archaeology OR Anthropology.

The only compulsory module in the fourth year is the Dissertation which many students find the most rewarding part of their degree. It gives you the chance to carry out independent research in an area of most interest to you. You will also choose optional modules which may include a work placement.

Examples of level 3 Archaeology modules can be found at:

Examples of level 3 Anthropology modules can be found at:

CodeModule Credits
ARC3000 Archaeological Dissertation OR30
ANT3040 Anthropology Dissertation 30

Optional modules

You would take at least 30 credits of Archaeology optional modules and at least 30 credits of Anthropology optional module.

ARC3000 Archaeology dissertation (30) plus 30 credits of Level 3 Archaeology modules AND 60 credits of Level 3 Anthropology modules.


ANT3040 Anthropology dissertation (30) plus 30 credits of Level 3 Anthropology modules AND 60 credits of Level 3 Archaeology modules.

Up to 30 Level 3 credits can be replaced by modules from another discipline.

CodeModule Credits
ARC3008 Archaeology of Empire: Egypt and Kush 1600-700BC 15
ARC3117 The Archaeology of the Indian Subcontinent 15
ARC3119 Art of the Metal Smith: Cultural Archaeologies of Technical Achievement 15
ARC3120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15
ARC3121 Brooches, Beads, Swords and Shields: Early Medieval Material Culture 15
ARC3129 Archaeology of Empire 1: Egypt in the New Kingdom (Late Bronze Age) 1600-1050BC 15
ARC3131 Palaeolithic Archaeology of Homo Sapiens 100,000-12,000 BP 15
ARC3132 Digital Approaches to Archaeological Data 15
ARC3406 Medieval Castles in Context 15
ARC3510 Experimental Approaches to Forensic and Archaeological Investigations 15
ARC3513 Aerial Survey 15
ARC3611 Funerary Osteoarchaeology 15