Queen's University of Belfast
Archaeology with Spanish BA (Hons)
Queen's University of Belfast

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of Iberian Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23172 £23133 £27523
25-75 percentile range £19709 - £26099 £17823 - £29890 £20524 - £36572

Course Description

Archaeology explores a wide range of evidence that documents the human past - from artefacts, monuments and settlements to entire landscapes - and from these interprets how societies have adapted and developed. Modules focus on different periods of World, European and Irish/British archaeology from human origins to modern times and heritage. Palaeoecology studies environmental evidence to assess the impact of natural events and human activities on landscapes, climate and changing environments. Modules examine themes such as ancient environments, evolution, economic and climate change. The combined disciplines progressively develop general and specific knowledge and skills, through excavation, fieldwork, overseas fieldtrips, laboratory and practical work. As well as the Single Honours BA in Archaeology and BSc in Archaeology-Palaeoecology, Queen's offers several degrees which combine Archaeology (the study of past human activities) and Palaeoecology (the study of past environments) with other subjects (languages, geography and history). The MSci is a new four-year degree, progressing directly to Masters-level study in Level 4.

Accreditation by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), working in partnership with University Archaeology UK (UAUK), recognises academic programmes which provide students with appropriate workplace skills relevant to both a career in the historic environment and CIfA membership at Practitioner grade.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Archaeology with Spanish, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Stage 1

Stage 3

Stage 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Archaeology with Spanish BA (Hons) at Queen's University of Belfast

20% Administrative occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Customer service occupations
10% Finance Professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Legal professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Protective service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Iberian Studies

Qualification requirements

A-level Spanish grade B. For applicants who have not studied A-level Spanish then AS level Spanish grade B would be acceptable in lieu. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

To include Higher Level Spanish.

For applicants taking Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.

Successful completion of IB Diploma with 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Spanish.

To include Higher Level Spanish grade H3. If not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level Spanish grade O3 would be considered.

Applicants who have not taken Spanish beyond GCSE level may be eligible for the Beginners pathway, where evidence of linguistic ability is required, typically GCSE grade B in Spanish or, if not taken, grade B in a Modern European language.

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Archaeology with Spanish, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Archaeology with Spanish BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4530 year 1
Ireland £4530 year 1
EU £17400 year 1
International £17400 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2021-22. The tuition fees for 2022-23 are not yet available.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Queen's University of Belfast in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen's University of Belfast in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #1 
    • #17 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #51 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

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