History and Archaeology

Studying Archaeology or History opens up the world. Learn from our experts in their field, in a city steeped in two thousand years of history.

History and Archaeology INTRODUCTION

Archaeology aims to understand historical societies by uncovering and analysing remains discovered in excavations – from tools and foundations to human bones. Whereby our History degrees aim to widen the student's experience and develop qualities of perception and judgement, while fostering intellectual independence, sharpness and maturity.

Our courses can be tailored to the period that fascinates you as our range of optional modules is wide and includes the Classical World (Greece and Rome), the Middle Ages, the Early Modern period in both Britain and Europe, and international history modules from Russia to Japan and America to India.

Foundation History and Archaeology COURSES

4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Anthropology with Foundation Year

Our Anthropology programme is a fascinating exploration of human societies, looking at present-day western and non-western groups, the biological aspects of humanity, and social development through time as seen in material culture.

This four-year course enables you to get to grips with questions commonly posed by anthropologists: How has evolution shaped us? What is culture? Do any universals of human behaviour exist?

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4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Archaeology (with Foundation Year)

Do you dig it? If you’re excited by the idea of using modern scientific techniques to explore how people lived in the past our science-based Archaeology degree is a great find for you. Learn the latest methods and approaches and how they’re applied, then carry out your own original biological, physical and earth science research to solve problems of the human past. 

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4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Classical Studies with Foundation Year

The ancient Greek and Roman worlds have given us an extraordinarily rich heritage of culture, literature, politics, philosophy, art, architecture and archaeology as well as paving the way for democracy, modern day sewers, underfloor heating and the calendar. Whatever you aspire to become – and Classical Studies students have conquered most fields – an understanding of the classical past gives you a keen lens through which to view the modern world. 

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4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

History with Foundation Year

History helps us to better understand the past and make sense of the world we live in. Our BA in History is an immensely varied and rich course that gives you an in-depth view of the world and the contours and forces at play between politics, culture, economics, the environment, gender and religion.

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4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Medieval History with Foundation Year

In Britain, we love our crumbling castles, noble cathedrals and bloody representations of the medieval age in popular culture. If you have a passion for history with a special interest in the Middle Ages, then this course is perfect for you.

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Undergraduate History and Archaeology COURSES

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Anthropology

Anthropology delves into the bare bones of what it means to be human. It takes the whole world as its canvas and brings you into close contact with an eye-opening array of human behaviours from both the past and present.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Classical Studies

The ancient Greek and Roman worlds have given us an extraordinarily rich heritage of culture, literature, politics, philosophy, art, architecture and archaeology as well as paving the way for democracy, modern day sewers, underfloor heating and the calendar. Whatever you aspire to become – and Classical Studies students have conquered most fields – an understanding of the classical past gives you a keen lens through which to view the modern world.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies

Our Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies degree takes you on a highly engaging and fascinating adventure through time. From the Bronze Age to the Crusades and beyond, it’s an absorbing three-year journey exploring the archaeology and history of the British Isles, continental Europe and the Mediterranean.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Anthropology and Archaeology

By combining the disciplines of Anthropology and Archaeology we can think about the nature of humanity from the perspectives of biology, culture and objects. This course combines an anthropological approach to questions about what it means to be human with an archaeological perspective on the understanding of human societies and cultures.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Archaeology

Archaeology examines the physical evidence of past societies to trace the evolution and cultural history of humanity. Ancient landscapes, buildings, artefacts and the people themselves can all reveal a small part of a bigger picture.

Our BA in Archaeology takes you on an immersive and exciting journey through time — from our earliest human ancestors to the industrial age - drawing from subjects within the humanities, and the physical and biological sciences.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

History

History helps us to better understand the past and make sense of the world we live in. Our BA in History is an immensely varied and rich course that gives you an in-depth view of the world and the contours and forces at play between economics, society, culture, politics and religion.

 

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

History and Archaeology

Do you want to dig deeper into the past to gain new ground-breaking insights? On this fascinating hands-on degree you combine the study of both historical documents and archaeological remains in a quest for missing pieces of the historical canvas.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

History and Politics

Understanding the past is crucial to facing the political challenges of the future. Our History and Politics degree challenges you to interpret the history of societies and political cultures critically and imaginatively. Studying these two complementary subjects together will not only help you understand how the world works but why it works that way.

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4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

History with Year Abroad

History helps us to better understand the past to make sense of the world we live in. Our BA in History with Year Abroad opens a world of opportunities through an immensely varied and rich range of modules and the chance of experiencing at first-hand learning and living within different cultures and societies to your own.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Medieval History

In Britain, we love our crumbling castles, noble cathedrals and bloody representations of the medieval age in popular culture. If you have a passion for history with a special interest in the Middle Ages, then this course is perfect for you.

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4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Medieval History with Year Abroad

History helps us to better understand the past to make sense of the world we live in. Our BA in Medieval History with Year Abroad opens a world of opportunities through an immensely varied and rich range of modules and the chance of experiencing at first-hand learning and living within different cultures and societies to your own.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Modern History

Satisfy your curiosity and develop a deep understanding of the world in which we live through the study of the history that shaped it from the sixteenth century to the present. Modern History at Winchester allows you to make your own discoveries with a range of innovative and stimulating courses.

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4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Modern History with Year Abroad

History helps us to better understand the past to make sense of the world we live in. Our BA in Modern History with Year Abroad opens a world of opportunities through an immensely varied and rich range of modules and the chance of experiencing at first-hand learning and living within different cultures and societies to your own.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BSc (Hons)

Archaeological Practice

Archaeology unearths the stories of our past. It is the archaeologist’s job to discover and excavate sites and interpret the material recovered from them. Our Archaeological Practice course is the original vocational archaeology degree, and is specifically designed to give you the practical and technical skills necessary for a successful career in archaeology to that end. 

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BSc (Hons)

Archaeology

Do you dig it? If you’re excited by the idea of using modern scientific techniques to explore how people lived in the past our science-based Archaeology degree is a great find for you. Learn the latest methods and approaches and how they’re applied, then carry out your own original biological, physical and earth science research to solve problems of the human past.

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Postgraduate History and Archaeology COURSES

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MA

Cultural Heritage and Resource Management

Cultural Heritage and Resource Management considers the wider place of heritage management in contemporary society and offers you the chance to undertake your own projects on a range of different subjects. You investigate the theory and practice of cultural heritage and resource management from both a British and a global approach. 

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1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MA

History

History at Winchester concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives. It gives you the opportunity to engage with a range of approaches to the study of history, examining a range of historical subjects from ancient history to the present.

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1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MA

Reconciliation

The Reconciliation programmes at Winchester draw on insights from a range of academic disciplines, case studies, and cultural and faith traditions from around the world. They give you a multidisciplinary introduction to the study and practice of reconciliation and peacebuilding, with the work and experience of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace and Embrace Dialogue informing their design.

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1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MA

Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

This course supports you in developing an in-depth understanding of diverse perspectives on peacebuilding and reconciliation. Drawing on the work of the Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace and Embrace Dialogue, the course critically considers the complexities of interpersonal- and intercommunal conflict, peacebuilding and reconciliation, the influence of culture and religion and the connections between theory and practice.

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1 year full-time
PGCE

PGCE Secondary History with Geography

The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider. The University offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. Our passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives. 

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1 year full-time
PGCE

PGCE Secondary History with Religious Education

The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider. The University offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. Our passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives.

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1 year full-time
PGCE

PGCE Secondary Religious Education with History

The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider. The University offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. Our passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives. 

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