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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.

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Archaeology: Equipping you for the modern workplace


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Welcome

Dr. Louise Revell

Archaeology admissions tutor

[email protected]



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What is an Archaeology degree?

The study of people in the past through their material remains


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What is an Archaeology degree?

2 million years of human past


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What is an Archaeology degree?

Working in the field


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What is an Archaeology degree?

Working on primary materials


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What is an Archaeology degree?

Heritage, museums

and the presentation of the past


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What kind of degree?

  • Single honours Archaeology/Archaeological Science (BA/BSc)

  • Combined honours with

    • History

    • Geography

    • Anthropology

    • Classical Studies (including Ancient History)

    • Languages


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Myths about an Archaeology degree

  • Has someone told you that …

    • an Archaeology graduate can only work as a digger 

    • an Archaeology degree is only a vocational education 

    • an Archaeology graduate learns a narrower range of transferable skills than graduates in History and related subjects 

  • Then they are wrong!


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Careers directly related to Archaeology:

digger

surveyor

conservator

finds specialist

project manager

heritage manager

museum curator

museum education officer

museum exhibitions officer

tourism officer

historic buildings inspector

conservation officer

What kind of career?


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What 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.


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What kind of career?

Build your job skills

  • Mix of science and arts

  • Practical and theoretical

  • Embedded in assessments

    • Teamwork

    • Critical thinking and problem solving

    • Preparing and presenting reports

    • Communication skills

    • IT skills


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What kind of career?

Graduate employers look for:

  • Flexibility, adaptability and the capacity to cope with & manage change (88%)

  • Self motivation and drive (88%)

  • Analytical ability and decision making (75%)

  • Communication and interpersonal skills (75%)

  • Teamworking ability and skills (63%)

  • Organisation, planning and prioritisation abilities (50%)

    (HEA survey of graduate employers 2005)


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What kind of career?

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


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What kind of career?

65% of vacancies advertised for graduates in the UK do not ask for specific degree subjects.

Jobs taken by Archaeology graduates include:

  • teaching

  • financial sector

  • armed forces

  • law

    Head of the British Film Institute is a graduate of Southampton Archaeology

    Managing director of Waitrose is an Archaeology graduate


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What do you look for?

  • Interest in the past

  • Academic track record (offers are BBB/ABB or equivalent qualifications)

  • Study skills

  • Ability to think critically


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