BA/BSc Geography and Archaeology
UCAS code LV74/FF84
Core modules • Core Skills in Geography • Archaeological Field Methods • Environmental Archaeology
These degrees oﬀer a combination of theoretical and practical modules. They are novel courses which seek to combine the key aspects of geography and archaeology around the theme of the environment, past and present. The courses aim to foster the skills needed for the observation, analysis and evaluation of the relationships that have existed and exist today between people, environment and resources; to develop your understanding of past societies through the study of archaeological evidence; and to develop your understanding of the theory and practice of archaeology and geography, and their relationship to each other. These degrees cultivate a range of core skills that will be invaluable both before and after you graduate. You will develop the ability to work cooperatively with others as well as to organise your own work eﬀectively. The courses emphasise independent thought, problem solving and the analysis of complex issues. Such skills are highly valued by employers. Our graduates go on to employment relating to archaeology and geography (in the UK there are jobs in universities, museums, archaeological units, planning departments and national parks), or within related areas such as publishing or the growing ﬁelds of heritage and environmental management.
Degree structure Year 1 Core modules • Introduction to Geographical Methods • British Archaeology • Global Environments • Archaeology: History, Theory and Method • Landforms and Ecosystems Optional modules • Dangerous Planet • World Cities • A module outside the department
Optional modules • Field study (e.g. France, Tenerife, Spain, Italy or New York) • Applied Physical Geography • Ecosystems • Processes and Landforms • People, Land and Time • Shopping and Space • Past Environments • Atmosphere, Ocean, Biosphere • A module outside the department
Year 3 Core modules • Dissertation Optional modules • Applied Project (placement) • Spatial Analysis (GIS) • Fluvial Processes and Management • Quaternary Environments • Renewable Energy • Water Resources • Geographical Ecology • Wetland Archaeology • Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers • The Parisi: Iron Age and Roman East Yorkshire • Field study (Malawi) • A module outside the department
Geography Undergraduate study 2011