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Dr Alexander Pryor
Welcome to Exeter and the Department of Archaeology! You are on the verge of making a decision about where you would like to study – we know this can be a difficult decision to make. If you have any questions or would like further information at any point in this process, please do contact me.
We are a friendly department and over time we get to know all of our students well. We provide a wide variety of home and international fieldwork opportunities and have experts in a huge range of specialisms.
I am a 3rd year BA Archaeology student from the Czech Republic. I didn't do a year abroad or work experience as a part of my programme.
The collaboration opportunities in Archaeology are immense and lecturers are always keen to involve you in interesting research projects, so you gain important skills. Going to university in a foreign country was a big step for me, but I am glad I made the decision. University has been a great experience and I always get the support that I need.
I came to the University of Exeter as a study abroad student from America in 2016. Within a month I felt like I was at home in Exeter, and by January I decided to permanently transfer universities.
Transferring to Exeter was easily the best decision of my life. I have had so many opportunities through my course, societies and the career zone. The archaeology department is by far my favourite part of studying at Exeter. The staff are friendly, helpful and want you to do well in your subject.
The Archaeology department really encourages students to get involved with excavation field-trips as part of the course, and I have been fortunate enough to have visited South Dakota, USA and Kazakhstan as part of this. These are not only the most memorable parts of my University experience, but have also allowed me to develop useful skills applicable to voluntary placements and, no doubt, in my future work endeavours.
I have completed over a year’s voluntary work with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, both which undoubtedly helped with my Master's course application.
Hei Chun Ho
Coming to Exeter University to study archaeology was definitely the right decision looking back. All the professors and lecturers in the department were willing to connect with students, which made me feel like I'm a part of the community and not just a student at the department.
During my 3 years in Exeter, I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in archaeological fieldwork in both the United States and Kazakhstan. These experiences abroad were not only eye-opening, but helped me discover my passion for archaeology.
Choosing to study a BA Archaeology has been one of the most successful decisions of my life. I was born in Romania, but completed an International Baccalaureate in Canada before choosing a university. What really stood out and made my decision certain was the world-class teaching provided by an array of lecturers with very different backgrounds coupled with the beautiful campus.
I did an internship at the Digital Humanities Lab and participated in field projects in the United States and Romania. I am continuing my studies through a Masters in Roman Archaeology.
The course has been really interesting and varied in content, learning style and opportunities. I’ve learnt about cultures from different countries and time periods, have taken part in a simulated forensic excavation and have been on a field trip to South Dakota - all exceeding any expectations I had.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time studying History and Archaeology. In every module lecturers and tutors have taught with enthusiasm and always ensured lectures are engaging and encourage debate.
As a joint honours student, I found History and Archaeology worked well together. It provided historical context to my Archaeology modules especially the medieval period. My History course has helped with approaching and analysing textual sources and the physical primary evidence that Archaeology utilizes.