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BA in History and Archaeology (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , History

Course Description

This new course has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to study the past through both documentary records and material remains. During the degree students will split their time equally between learning and using historical and archaeological approaches to the study of the past. You will study a range of periods and themes spanning pre-history through to the twenty-first century.

Archaeology is the study of human societies and brings together different ways of thinking about the past through the analysis and interpretation of material and environmental remains such as artefacts, monuments and buildings. You will also develop a strong grounding in History, by learning the methods and techniques used by historians and studying particular aspects of the past, time periods and different geographical areas.

This new course has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to study the past through both documentary records and material remains. During the degree students will split their time equally between learning and using historical and archaeological approaches to the study of the past. You will study a range of periods and themes spanning pre-history through to the...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

60 credits from:

  • HXA-1005: Archaeological Principles&Tech (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1005: Intro to History and Heritage (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXA-1006: Intro. to British Prehistory (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXA-1008: Intro. to Historic Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • HPS-1001: From Cradle to Grave (20) (Semester 2) or
    HAC-1001: Y Wladwriaeth Les (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXH-1002: Birth of Modern Europe (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1003: Genedigaeth yr Ewrop Fodern (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1004: Death of God (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXH-1004: Intro Modern History1815-1914 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Hanes Modern (20) (Semester 1)
  • HPS-1005: Existentialism (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1005: Intro to History and Heritage (20) (Semester 1)
  • HPS-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXW-1007: Wales: Princes to Tudors (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1007: Cymru: Tywysogion i Duduriaid (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXW-1010: Wales since 1789 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1006: Cymru yn y Byd Modern (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1011: Europe in the High Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1011: Ewrop yn y Canol Oesoedd Uchel (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1012: Modern Politics in Action (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1012: GweithreduGwleidyddiaethFodern (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 2

  • HTA-2120: Rethinking Archaeology (20)

20 credits from:

  • HPS-2001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-2001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HPS-2005: Work Placement - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    HAC-2005: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2)

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • HTA-2111: Ancestral Landscapes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2114: Experimental Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2117: Roman Frontier Society (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2118: Field Archaeology in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2124: Heritage and Identity (20) (Semester 2)

60 credits from:

  • HPS-2001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-2001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HAC-2002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGW-2003: Re-igniting the Dragon (20) (Semester 2) or
    HGC-2003: Ail Danio'r Ddraig (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2005: Work Placement - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    HAC-2005: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HAC-2009: Cymdeithas, Iaith a Phrotest (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2011: Paradoxes of Self: Nietz./Jung (20) (Semester 1)
  • HCH-2050: Debating History (20) (Semester 1) or
    HCG-2011: Dehongli'r Gorffennol (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2111: Ancestral Landscapes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGH-2112: Civil War: Eng & Wal 1558-1660 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2114: Experimental Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2117: Roman Frontier Society (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2118: The United States, 1877-1945 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2118: Field Archaeology in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2120: Rethinking Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTC-2123: Owain Glyndwr a'i Fudiad (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2124: Heritage and Identity (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2127: Europe, Early Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-2128: Cestyll a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2) or
    HTH-2157: The Age of the Castle (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2135: Victorian Britain 1837-1901 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2142: Americanisation (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2149: Britannia Rule the Waves (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-2156: Rhyfel Cartref America (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2157: The Age of the Castle (20) (Semester 2) or
    HTC-2128: Cestyll a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2163: Nazi Germany 1933-1945 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2164: Violence in Early Mod Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • VPR-2301: 20th Century Phil of Religion (20) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

40 credits from:

  • HPS-3006: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Students can take their dissertation either in History or Archaeology.

0 to 40 credits from:

  • HSH-3144: The Norman Conquest (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3146: Sex&Power in Early Mod England (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3147: Politics&Culture in the 1960s (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Students taking the Archaeology dissertation must choose a Special Subject module from this section. Students taking the History dissertation do not take anything from this section.

Optional Modules

20 to 60 credits from:

  • HTA-3111: Ancestral Landscapes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-3114: Experimental Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-3117: Roman Frontier Society (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-3118: Field Archaeology in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • Students taking the History dissertation take 60 credits from this section. Students taking the Archaeology dissertation take 20 credits from this section.

20 credits from:

  • HAC-3002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGW-3003: Re-igniting the Dragon (20) (Semester 2) or
    HGC-3003: Ail Danio'r Ddraig (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-3003: Race democracy * pol ideaology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-3112: Civil War: Eng & Wal 1558-1660 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTC-3123: Owain Glyndwr a'i Fudiad (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-3124: Heritage and Identity (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-3127: Europe Early Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-3149: Britannia Rule the Waves (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-3156: Rhyfel Cartref America (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-3157: The Age of the Castle (20) (Semester 2) or
    HTC-3128: Cestyll a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-3163: Nazi Germany 1933-1945 (20) (Semester 1)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules 60 credits from: HXA-1005: Archaeological Principles&Tech (20) (Semester 1) HXH-1005: Intro to History and Heritage (20) (Semester 1) HXA-1006: Intro. to British Prehistory (20) (Semester 2) HXA-1008: Intro. to...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required but History or Archaeology preferred)
  • International Baccalaureate DiplomaBTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (no specific subjects required but History or Archaeology preferred) International Baccalaureate DiplomaBTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a...

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Assessment Methods

In the first year, you will be assessed through written work and examinations. In the second and third years there is a mixture of written work, examinations, oral presentations and portfolios - with a number of courses assessed through coursework only. The dissertation forms one-third of the assessment in the final year.

In the first year, you will be assessed through written work and examinations. In the second and third years there is a mixture of written work, examinations, oral presentations and portfolios - with a number of courses assessed through coursework only. The dissertation forms one-third of the assessment in the final year.