Our widely-respected practical degrees deliver the training, skills and knowledge to help you make your mark within the heritage sector, plus the employability skills to carve out your career in related sectors.
Curious about the human experience, across millennia and cultures, we are seeking to better understand our past to illuminate our present and improve our future. We are an inquisitive academic community, passionate about the study of the past and beliefs from prehistoric times to contemporary societies.
100% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).
The test of time
Fresh from celebrating 100 years of archaeology at Cardiff in 2020, our experts bring new discoveries and latest thinking into their teaching.
We are ranked 12th for the significance, rigour and originality of our research in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014, Archaeology).
Archaeology and conservation at Cardiff University
Hear from academics and students about what it is like to study archaeology and conservation with us.
We are proudly rooted within our local community, with strong links across the heritage sector, including collaborations with institutions in Wales and beyond. Our engagement work mirrors this involvement.
Make an original contribution to the conservation of precious objects and new archaeological study, benefitting from specialist equipment in our purpose-built labs and our nurturing and research-active community. Our master’s degrees and PhD/MPhil pathway have a proud history of training the next generation of researchers and practitioners.
An innovative and internationally recognised centre of excellence
Our bespoke laboratories and lecture theatres are all on our leafy city-centre campus and within the John Percival Building.
Just next door is the Arts and Social Sciences Library, home to our prestigious Special Collections plus extensive collections and archives in Archaeology, Ancient History and History.
Satisfy your curiosity about history and deepen your knowledge of the key concepts, all with the potential to explore heritage, community action and placement opportunities.
HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.
Be part of a thriving postgraduate community in a university known internationally for outstanding research and teaching.