Archaeology Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff
Archaeological Practice MA (PG) - online University of Wales - - - £7800 £15000 - online Part-time
Archaeology MA (Res) - online University of Birmingham - - - - - - online Full-time
Ancient Worlds (Archaeology and Classics) MSc - online The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - online Part-time
Archaeology and Ancient History PhD - online University of Leicester - - - - - - online Full-time
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Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Archaeology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20500 £19964 £23779
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £23000 £15082 - £25373 £18288 - £30854

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20700 £20078 £23048
25-75 percentile range £18726 - £23801 £16030 - £24867 £18648 - £29891

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Archaeology

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Archaeology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Specialisations within Archaeology

  • Prehistoric
  • Historic
  • Classical
  • Underwater

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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


  • The following degrees are offered for Archaeology studies:
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Master of Research - MA (Res)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Science - MSc

According to a 2019 study conducted at Northeastern University in the U.S., 83% of business executives considered an online degree from a well-known institution to have the same value as its equivalent on-campus degree. The same study found that respect for online degrees has been increasing dramatically over the last decade. The reputation of the institution is generally more important than whether the degree is obtained online. The COVID pandemic has erased any remaining stigma that online education may have had in the past.