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

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in languages and area studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of German and Scandinavian Studies 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 £25000 £22000 £27000
25-75 percentile range £22500 - £27000 £17000 - £25500 £19500 - £32500


Salary of all UK Graduates of languages and area studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23455 £22208 £26216
25-75 percentile range £20968 - £27904 £17004 - £28556 £20027 - £34645

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. German involves the study of a key European language and its culture. At Glasgow we provide a wide spectrum of teaching, ranging from the 18th century to contemporary culture. You will combine the study of language and culture in courses that focus on using German in practical and professional contexts, which makes our graduates stand out when applying for jobs.

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/German MA (Hons) at University of Glasgow

30% Teaching Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Legal professionals
10% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for German and Scandinavian Studies


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

Costs

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, 2025

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.

Languages & Literature

    • #4 
    • #28 
    German
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 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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Where is this programme taught

Gilmorehill (Main) Campus
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