Understand and unlock past societies by examining their material culture. At St Andrews, you can explore a wide chronological and geographical area, from the Bronze Age to the medieval periods, and from the Mediterranean to Scotland.
Use the University’s own collections to examine material such as pottery and learn new techniques.
Modules and degrees involving archaeology at St Andrews lay the foundation for you to take a specialist position anywhere in the world, including in conservation studies, cultural heritage, museums, or teaching.
Guardian University Guide 2021
The Complete University Guide 2020
Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
The School of Classics is one of the leading Schools for archaeological study at St Andrews. Its main strengths are in the archaeology of the Mediterranean world.
The School of History contributes to the teaching and research of archaeology at St Andrews, particularly concerning medieval Europe and Scotland.
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