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Our courses

Explore issues from the past that are critical to our shared global future, with our flexible undergraduate courses. Tailor your degree to the topics and periods in which you're most interested.


Why study with us?

Our flexible undergraduate courses offer a balance of theory and practice, providing you with an impressive range of subject-specific and transferable skills for your future career.

How you'll study

Develop your knowledge and skills through small-group teaching, where you'll engage in stimulating debate and discussion, as well as hands-on practical and laboratory sessions with a diverse range of archaeological materials.


Develop your practical skills with archaeological fieldwork. You'll have the chance to gain hands-on experience as you encounter the past and explore exciting excavations.

Life in the Department

Join a diverse community where you'll be encouraged to share your ideas and think critically. Throughout your studies, we'll help you to develop your interests and overcome any challenges you may encounter.

Meet the team

Our academics have a range of expertise in the field of archaeology. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge through teaching, fieldwork and world-renowned research.

Our research

The University of Reading is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality and research outputs in Archaeology (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, based on its analysis of the latest REF 2021).
Athena SWAN Silver Award