University of Glasgow
Archaeology/Classics MA (Hons)
University of Glasgow

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in History and Archaeology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Archaeology at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £20500 £25500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £27000 £15500 - £25000 £20000 - £30500


Salary of all UK Graduates of History and Archaeology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21470 £22315 £26764
25-75 percentile range £18911 - £25711 £17073 - £28360 £20982 - £36083

Course Description

Archaeology is the study of how people in the past interacted with their world, through a detailed study of their objects, sites, monuments and landscapes. You will have the opportunity to gain practical fieldwork skills in the UK and also abroad. Recent students have worked in the Baltic states, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy and Portugal. Classics involves the study of the literature, history, art and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Study of Latin and/or Greek language is possible at any level. You will have the opportunity to visit archaeological sites and museums in Italy and Greece as part of your programme.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Archaeology/Classics, MA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 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/Classics MA (Hons) at University of Glasgow

15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Process, plant and machine operatives
10% Media Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Archaeology

Qualification requirements

Additional requirements: one A-level Humanities subject.

Pass HNC Group Award in the appropriate subject area and also obtain grade A in the Graded Unit. Must also have Higher English at grade B or above and successfully pass the University of Glasgow Summer School.

Pass HND Group Award in the appropriate subject area and also obtain grades BB in the Graded Units 1 and 2. Must also have Higher English at grade B or above and successfully pass the University of Glasgow Summer School.

AAAAA Higher or AAAA Higher+B Advanced Higher (BBBB S5 minimum for consideration) Additional requirements: Higher English and a Higher Humanities subject.

Acceptable in appropriate subject area. Must pass at least two thirds of modules with merit grade.

36 (6,6,5 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL) Additional requirements: HL English and HL Humanities subject.

Acceptable in appropriate subject area.

Must have two Arts/Humanities subjects at H1.

SQA applicants entering from S5 are required to achieve BBBB by the end of S5. Applicants who achieve less than BBBB by the end of S5 MAY receive a conditional offer, but a decision will not be made on these applications until all applications have been reviewed. Conditional offers to these applicants will require them to achieve AAAAA cumulatively by the end of S6.


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

Costs

Tuition Fees Archaeology/Classics MA (Hons)

Channel Islands £27750
England UK £27750
Northern Ireland £27750
Wales £27750
EU £7280
Scotland £7280
International £70480

Additional fee information

◾The University of Glasgow offer students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales one free year of tuition fees, meaning that these students only pay for 3 years of this 4 year degree programme ◾Support for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales - We offer a range of bursaries, scholarships to well qualified students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/englandwalesandnorthernireland/ for more details ◾The Students Award Agency for Scotland SAAS pays tuition fees to the University for eligible Scottish domiciled and EU students except those in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Check your eligibility for SAAS funding at www.saas.gov.uk You must apply for payment of your fees to SAAS before the start of each year of your programme of study.If you do not apply for SAAS funding or SAAS determine that you are ineligible then you will become personally liable for your fees.◾Additional International fees -The following additional fees are applicable: Examinations-only students pay the registration fee of £110 The General Council fee is £50. For more information relating to International Fees, please visit: www.gla.ac.uk/international/ ◾The University of Glasgow offers a range of scholarships to support our students, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/ for more details.

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 University of Glasgow in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Glasgow in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #2 
    • #11 
    Archaeology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #51 
    Archaeology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

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About University of Glasgow

The ancient University of Glasgow owns and manages three distinct campus locations: Gilmorehill, Garscube, and Dumfries campus. The primary building for the majority of students is Gilmorehill, where learners have the opportunity to earn a degree from the university’s diverse Liberal Arts subjects, as well as participate in well funded research projects. The city of Glasgow has a well deserved reputation for having some of the friendliest locals in the UK, as well as being one of the cultural centres of Scotland.

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