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Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Archaeology (BA)

Archaeology at UWTSD Lampeter is one of the most dynamic, high profile, and research-intensive programmes.

Located in a beautiful landscape, Lampeter and the surrounding areas have a uniquely historic and archaeological character which students in this discipline get to enjoy.

We offer many opportunities for practical, on-site activity which is rooted in an exploration of this historic region, while also being global in our outlook.

Archaeology is the study of the human past through an examination of physical remains such as stone tools, pottery and bones, through to buildings, structures, monuments and landscapes. It attempts to reveal how both contemporary societies and past societies are organised, how humanity interacts with the environments and landscapes, and how ideas about the world are visible in the objects people have created.

To be able to understand the past in any depth, engagement with theoretical and ethical issues is needed. This means we explore issues such as heritage, representation, land use, technology, environmental change, death, conflict, beliefs and the evolution of the human body, mind and ideas to broaden and widen knowledge of how humanity has arrived at the position it is in now.

Admission requirements

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area, and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess student suitability for their chosen course, we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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Program content

Students who study Archaeology at Lampeter UWTSD get the opportunity to explore several fascinating subjects and topics. Among these are:

  • Battlefield Archaeology
  • Bronze Age Societies
  • Human Evolution
  • Nautical Archaeology
  • Palaeoenvironmental archaeology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career paths

Career and employment opportunities include:

  • Government and commercial management
  • Heritage sector
  • ITC
  • Local community and council work
  • Museum, exhibition and archive work
  • Professional field archaeology
  • Research and Postgraduate opportunities
  • Teaching, education officer
  • Voluntary work

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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