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Archaeoleg a Hanes yr Henfyd (BA)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae BA Cydanrhydedd mewn Archaeoleg a Hanes yr Henfyd yn darparu'r cyfle i fyfyrwyr i gyfuno sgiliau traddodiadol academaidd gyda datblygiad o sgiliau ymarferol.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Trosolwg y cwrs

The BA in Archaeology and Ancient History is an interdisciplinary programme that combines archaeological and historical approaches to the study of Europe and the Mediterranean from the fourth millennium BC to the eleventh century AD.  The main focus of the degree is the Greek and Roman world from the Aegean Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman Empire, but its scope extends from ancient Egypt to post-Roman Britain and the Byzantine Empire.

It aims to develop students’ knowledge and critical understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural structures of ancient societies, which were significantly different from modern industrialised societies, but have exercised a profound and continuous influence on the subsequent development of European and many other societies and cultures.

The programme offers a balance between modules covering specific historical periods, thematic modules that examine broad social and cultural topics, such as warfare, gender, religion, art and science, and modules that provide training in archaeological skills, methods and techniques. During the summer after the first and second years, you will complete a four-week archaeological fieldwork placement; placements are arranged, approved, funded and assessed by the School.

You will benefit from Archaeology & Conservation's facilities including bespoke teaching and research laboratories, dedicated geophysical and surveying equipment and a range of sophisticated equipment for the analysis of artefacts, including a scanning electron microscope.

The integrated honours BA Archaeology and Ancient History degree is designed to cultivate the skills of both the historian and the archaeologist, namely, the ability to assess evidence critically, to evaluate different interpretations of the evidence, to construct arguments on the basis of evidence, and to express opinions cogently in speech and in writing.

 

Nodweddion nodedig

The integrated honours BA Archaeology and Ancient History degree programme provides the training necessary for students who wish to study Ancient History or Archaeology at postgraduate level and a valuable range of intellectual and transferable skills for students who enter other professions.

Côd UCASVVC4
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2019
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferThe School of History, Archaeology and Religion typically has 320 places available.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferThe School of History, Archaeology and Religion typically receives 1800 applications.

Gofynion mynediad

ABB-BBB. Please note General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted.   

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DDM - DMM Humanties, Social Science, Applied Science or Computing. Any other BTEC subject if combined with an A-Level (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).

Achieve the IB Diploma 32-30 or 665-655 in 3HL subjects.

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd.

GCSE

Gradd C neu radd 4 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgôr.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen ac 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

62 gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

You will require GCSE English or Welsh Language at grade C or grade 4. Alternatively, IGCSE English First Language or English Second Language will be considered at grade C. 

Dewis

As per Cardiff University’s admissions policy.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2019/20)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£9,000Dim

Nodiadau:

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2019/20)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£16,950Dim

Nodiadau:

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

You will need suitable clothing (e.g. waterproofs and suitable footwear) and sometimes accommodation (e.g. tent and sleeping bag) for field trips and fieldwork.  The University has funds available for students experiencing financial difficulties in purchasing this equipment.

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

This is a three-year degree programme of 360 credits, 120 credits in each year comprising core modules, which provide essential skills and training, and a wide variety of optional modules that allow you to tailor your degree to meet your interests. The course is structured so that you acquire in successive years the knowledge and skills required to become an independent researcher, equipped for high-level professional employment. 

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2019/20. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2019

Blwyddyn un

The first year provides you with an introduction to the study of ancient history and archaeology, and initial training in the techniques and approaches that archaeologists and ancient historians employ.

You will take 40 credits from each of the degree subjects, including modules on Mediterranean archaeology, Greek or Roman history, and archaeological techniques or ancient historical skills. For the remaining 40 credits, you can choose additional Archaeology or Ancient History modules, optional modules from another subject within the School, or approved modules from another participating Academic School.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Art, Archaeology and Culture in Ancient GreeceCE478310 credydau
Medieval QueenshipCE521710 credydau
Fiction vs History: The Real Game of ThronesCE527010 credydau
Life, Love and Death in Early Modern EnglandCE527110 credydau
A World Full of GodsHS000120 credydau
Projecting the Past: Film, Media and HeritageHS000220 credydau
Inventing a Nation: Politics, Culture and HeritageHS110920 credydau
Medieval Worlds, AD 500 -1500HS111220 credydau
Introduction to Conservation SkillsHS200020 credydau
Conservation Skills in PracticeHS200220 credydau
Visual Analysis of ArtefactsHS200320 credydau
Chemistry of Conservation MaterialsHS200420 credydau
Deep Histories: the Archaeology of BritainHS212420 credydau
Analysing ArchaeologyHS212520 credydau
Discovering ArchaeologyHS212620 credydau
Investigating the Ancient World: Skills and EvidenceHS310320 credydau
The Ancient World in 20 ObjectsHS310420 credydau
Introduction to Ancient History 1: Gods, Kings and Citizens, 1000-323 BCEHS310520 credydau
Introduction to Ancient History 2: Empires East and West, 323 BCE to 680 CEHS310620 credydau
Reading Latin1HS312120 credydau
Reading Latin 2HS312220 credydau
Reading Greek 1HS312320 credydau
Reading Greek 2HS312420 credydau
The Origins and Legacies of Religion in the Modern WorldRT010120 credydau
Themes and Issues in the Study of ReligionRT010220 credydau
Introduction to a Scriptural Language 1RT010320 credydau
Introduction to a Scriptural Language 2RT010420 credydau
Introduction to the BibleRT010520 credydau
The Story of ChristianityRT010620 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

Years two and three are taught together as ‘Part Two’ and modules are offered in alternate years to ensure breadth of options.  Over the two years, you will complete 240 credits of modules, normally 120 credits each in Archaeology and Ancient History. 

You are required to undertake an independent study during year two and one further core module in Ancient History or Archaeology. An archaeology fieldwork placement is a core requirement of each year and takes place during the summer preceding that academic year (between years one and two and between years two and three). You will learn key practical skills through four weeks of participation in archaeological excavations, field surveys, museum curatorial projects or other post-excavation, laboratory-based activities.

Over the two years you will be required to take one pair of complementary modules in Ancient History and Archaeology where the same chronological period is covered for either Greek or Roman society.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Archaeology Field and Practical Skills 1HS220320 credydau
Independent 2nd Year StudyHS433420 credydau

Blwyddyn tri

Years two and three are taught together as ‘Part Two’ and modules are offered in alternate years to ensure breadth of options.  Over the two years, students must complete 240 credits of modules, normally 120 credits each in Archaeology and Ancient History. 

An archaeology fieldwork placement is a core requirement of each year and takes place during the summer preceding that academic year (between years one and two and between years two and three). You will learn key practical skills through four weeks of participation in archaeological excavations, field surveys, museum curatorial projects or other post-excavation, laboratory-based activities.

Over the two years you will be required to take one pair of complementary modules in Ancient History and Archaeology where the same chronological period is covered for either Greek or Roman society. 

The optional 40-credit final year dissertation may be written on a topic that requires both archaeological and historical material or on a topic that uses historical or archaeological material alone.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Archaeology Field and Practical Skills 2HS220420 credydau
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion enables you to develop in a high-quality learning environment, supported by a student-orientated approach to the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practicals, field trips, and one-to-one tutorials. You will also undertake independent study and research, with guidance from tutors.

Lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas.  Seminars provide an opportunity for you to explore the ideas outlined in the lecture in a small group environment.

Seminars usually consist of about 15 students and the seminar leader (a member of the teaching team). Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small group work and student-led presentations. They offer a rewarding opportunity to engage critically with the key ideas and reading of a topic, and to explore areas of particular interest with an expert in the field.

Archaeological skills are promoted through a range of designed practicals and direct participation on fieldwork projects, including excavation, surveys, post-excavation programmes and curatorial projects in museums.

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

20%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

80%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

31%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

69%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

20%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

80%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

All modules make extensive use of Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Learning Central, where you can access course materials and links to related reading and online resources. In addition to the main University libraries, you will have access to the Sheila White Library, which contains additional copies of books on Greek and Roman history and culture.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor, who is able to advise you on academic and pastoral matters in a confidential and informal manner. Personal Tutors meet with you regularly to discuss progress and provide advice and guidance, and are available for consultation at other times as needed. Opportunities for you to reflect on your abilities and performance are made available through a structured programme of Personal Development Planning and through scheduled meetings with Personal Tutors.

Sut caf fy asesu?

Modules are assessed by various methods, including coursework essays, written reports, source criticisms, critical reviews, examinations, class tests and oral presentations.

Coursework and examinations are used not only for assessment purposes but also as a means of developing your capacities to gather, organise, evaluate and deploy relevant information and ideas from a variety of sources in reasoned arguments.  Assessment, including coursework, exams, and oral presentations, will test the different skills you have learned. 

Progression is built into assessment, in that you will do smaller guided tasks in Year One, as well as formative essays in Years Two and Three. Progression is also evident in the growing emphasis on lengthier, independent work culminating in an optional 10,000-word dissertation in Year Three.  Final Year modules also demand deeper engagement with independent methods of working, together with greater demands on handling critically a larger number of bibliographical tasks and items.

The format of the assessed work for the second-year Independent Study is chosen by the student; possible formats include an extended essay, a piece of creative writing, sample pages from a book or magazine, a teachers’ pack, a film, or a reconstruction drawing or model.

Feedback:

You will receive written and oral feedback from module tutors on your assessed course work. Each student is allocated with a personal tutor who you will meet with regularly throughout the year to discuss your personal development. Every member of staff has weekly office hours advertising when they are available for students to drop in for further support.

Students receive written feedback and a one-to-one tutorial on all their coursework assessments, and oral feedback on assessed presentations, seminar and practical work, and fieldwork. They also receive oral and written feedback from their supervisor on preparatory work and drafts for the Independent Study and Dissertation. Individual written feedback is provided for exams, as well as a general report on the performance of the class as a whole.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

25%

Arholiadau ymarferol

8%

Gwaith cwrs

67%

Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

33%

Arholiadau ymarferol

8%

Gwaith cwrs

60%

Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

26%

Arholiadau ymarferol

11%

Gwaith cwrs

63%

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

The BA Archaeology and Ancient History degree combines practical and research skills and encourages students to develop a range of discipline-specific skills that employer’s value. Students learn to assess critically a body of knowledge, to develop hypotheses, test them against qualitative and quantitative evidence, and present conclusions both in writing and orally. They learn to work both independently and as part of a team.

Students will acquire and develop a range of essential transferable and discipline-specific skills, including:

  • intellectual skills - such as critical thinking, reasoning, assimilating and summarising complex information and ideas, analysing and evaluating evidence, critiquing interpretations or arguments, coping with uncertain or incomplete data, constructing arguments based on evidence, and presenting them effectively in writing and in debate;
  • employability skills - such as effective communication through written reports and oral presentations, contributing to group discussions, working independently and in teams, using IT resources effectively, and time management;
  • enterprise skills - such as creativity (practised especially in the Independent Study project), problem-solving, initiative, and independent thinking;
  • research skills - (developed especially in the Independent Study and Dissertation): defining a project, formulating research questions, locating relevant information, and presenting the results in an oral presentation and an extended written report;
  • discipline-specific skills - analysing historical and archaeological problems, locating and using appropriate evidence and bibliographic resources, handling literary and archaeological material, analysing images, reading inscriptions, papyri and coins, and understanding the scholarly conventions used in relation to these types of evidence;
  • practical archaeological skills - such as fieldwork skills, illustration, photography, surveying, geophysics, GIS, dating, scientific analysis of artefacts, bones, soils and plant remains, museum practice and public outreach;
  • language skills - the programme offers an opportunity for students to study Latin and Greek at beginner’s and intermediate level, and to read texts in the original languages.

Gyrfaoedd

Rhagolygon gyrfa

In 2015/16, 94% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

We organise interactive workshops with the Careers Service to help students identify their skills and attributes. History graduates find work in a wide range of related and non-related professional employment. Some choose to undertake postgraduate study at Cardiff or elsewhere, and some have become internationally reputed historians.

Swyddi

  • Lecturer
  • Historian

Lleoliadau

We offer workplace experience to our students through our four-week, funded excavation, museum and heritage work placements at the end of the first and second year.

Students are also encouraged and financially supported to attend fieldwork placements abroad. Archaeology students are also encouraged to take advance of the Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) which provides summer placements for undergraduates in the University research environment. CUROP offers a stipend to support a student on a placement of up to eight weeks duration, working with supervision on staff-defined research projects.

There are also opportunities to work with heritage industry professionals (e.g. Cadw) as part of fieldwork placements or the Heritage Communication module and to gain further experience in working with the public of all ages via a range of initiatives (e.g. the Guerilla Archaeology outreach group, the CAER heritage project and the Share With Schools scheme). Finally, there are weekly research seminars with international guest speakers, a student Archaeology Society and a range of other events (e.g. conferences, Bushcraft weekends).

Gwaith maes

The Years Two and Three fieldwork projects are taken in the summer preceding those academic years.  The Fieldwork projects are taught through four weeks of student participation in archaeological excavations, field-surveys, museum curatorial projects or other post-excavation, laboratory-based activities.

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