Archaeology: New students

Welcome message from Professor Oliver Creighton

Congratulations on joining Archaeology at Exeter, and welcome to one of the most successful and vibrant departments in the country. Archaeology, as a discipline, will offer you a wide range of personal, academic and practical skills which will stand you in good stead for whatever future course you decide to take. We are currently involved in many exciting projects in Britain and around the world, and in addition to your academic classes, there will be many opportunities to become personally involved with this research. We look forward to meeting you in Freshers' Week.

Professor Oliver Creighton
Head of Archaeology

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Before you get here you'll need to register with the university, activate your university IT account and select optional modules if they are available to you. You will need to have chosen your modules by Friday 13 September 2019 and you will not be able to access your entire timetable until your module choices are confirmed. For more information about the above please use the links at the bottom of this webpage.

For more information about this please see our 'Joining instructions' below.

Freshers’ Week 2019: Monday 16 September - Sunday 22 September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 16 September at the latest.

If there is any reason why you may not be here by this date, please get in contact with the Amory Hub Team, who support Archaeology students, as soon as possible by emailing archaeology@exeter.ac.uk.

During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s.

The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact archaeology@exeter.ac.uk.

Timetable for new undergraduate students studying Archaeology

Date Start Details Location
Tuesday 17 September 14:00

Academic Induction Welcome Talk from Professor Oliver Creighton, Head of Archaeology

For all undergraduate students studying Archaeology as single and combined honours programmes. Followed by a quiz (with prizes!).

Room LT6, Laver Building, Streatham Campus
Tuesday 17 September 15:30

Meet Your Tutors

Meet with Archaeology tutors and have some refreshments.

Laver Foyer, Laver Building, Streatham Campus

If you are a Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours student please ensure you view the New Students information for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable. 

College of Humanities

Flexible Combined Honours

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Arab and Islamic Studies; Law; Politics; Sociology; Philosophy and/or Anthropology

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Biosciences; Geography; Psychology; Sport and Health Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Computer Science; Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; Medical Imaging; Natural Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; and Renewable Energy

College of Medicine and Health

Medical Sciences; Medicine

The Business School

Accounting and Finance; Economics; Business; Management; Leadership; Marketing; and Tourism

Joining instructions

If you wish to start with some reading before you arrive in Exeter, please view the Archaeology summer reading list.

Choosing your modules using the Online Module Selection System

First you will need to register with the university and activate your university IT account. To find out how to do this use the links in the tabs below for the 'Before you arrive' section of the New Students’ website. Once you have activated your University IT account you will have access to iExeter, the student portal. You should find the Online Module Selection System by clicking on the 'Student Record' tab and then by following the instructions.

For some programmes where your first year of study includes either optional modules and/or the need to select between specific core modules, you must make your Year 1 module choice between Wednesday 28 August and Friday 13 September using the Online Module Selection System. After Friday 13 September module availability may be restricted within your discipline/s. Please contact us if, for any reason, you have not been able to make your module choices by this date.

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead discipline for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title. For example, BA Archaeology and Anthropology is led by the Archaeology department; BA Philosophy and Theology is led by the Philosophy department. (Please see the ‘Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours Students’ link above for more information).

Useful information

Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Foreign Language Centre in:

• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Mandarin Chinese
• Russian
• Spanish
• British Sign Language

We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Foreign Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.

If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Foreign Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.

To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Foreign Language Centre webpage.