Archaeology is the study of the past through material evidence. It is a fascinating and engaging subject which spans millions and years of history and cultures and societies from across the globe. Through archaeology we are able to explore the daily lives, beliefs and experience of our ancestors, and bring history to life in way which can be both intimate and challenging. A degree in History with Archaeology encompasses a range of practical and academic skills which involve both science and the arts. Archaeology is a fascinating subject in itself, but it also introduces you to a range of skills which are relevant to a wide range of career paths.
Canterbury is one of Britain’s most important historic cities and was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1988. Canterbury Christ Church University lies in the heart of the World Heritage site and is situated only a stone’s throw away from many important historic sites and monuments. The department of History and American Studies is located immediately adjacent to St Martins the oldest parish church in Britain. So what better place to come and study archaeology?
Archaeology is fairly new at Christ Church University, but is rapidly expanding and we enjoy close links with the Canterbury Archaeological Trust. We currently offer a single honours degree in History with Archaeology. Our teaching focus is on the British Isles and Europe and we offer courses on prehistoric, Roman and medieval archaeology. The combination with history allows for a high degree of flexibility. We do not currently offer a fieldwork module, but we do provide volunteering opportunities and work is in progress on developing our own field school.
Journeys into the Past: An Introduction to Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology (20 credits)
The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking World c.400-c.1100
Exploring Anglo-Saxon Society: An Artefact Study
The Archaeology of the British Isles c.1100-c.1540
The Study of Standing Buildings