Archaeology: Equipping you for the modern workplace. Welcome Dr. Louise Revell Archaeology admissions tutor [email protected] What can Archaeology offer?. What is an Archaeology degree?. The study of people in the past through their material remains.
The study of people in the past through their material remains
2 million years of human past
Working in the field
Working on primary materials
and the presentation of the past
museum education officer
museum exhibitions officer
historic buildings inspector
conservation officerWhat kind of career?
In 2002 there were 4,425 people working as ‘diggers’ and museum staff, professors, public administrators and business consultants.
Growth was predicted at 30% or more by 2008.
Build your job skills
Graduate employers look for:
(HEA survey of graduate employers 2005)
Graduate perceptions of their employability
(Southampton Archaeology graduates 2007; scores out of 5)
Ability to work with others 4.5
Written communication skills 4.5
Problem solving & analytical skills 4.4
Ability to learn/research independently 4.5
Personal confidence 4.5
Overall employability 4.4
65% of vacancies advertised for graduates in the UK do not ask for specific degree subjects.
Jobs taken by Archaeology graduates include:
Head of the British Film Institute is a graduate of Southampton Archaeology
Managing director of Waitrose is an Archaeology graduate