Course & Degrees

Department Name School of Archaeology
Institution Name University of Leicester

Departmental Information

Department Profile The School’s twin Divisions, Archaeology and Ancient History, have established international reputations for high-quality research (Grade 5 RAE), teaching (24/24 QA) and training. Our diverse research activities in Britain and overseas, focusing on approaches widely applicable across regions and periods, resulted in an excellent grade 5 in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The School offers some of the most ‘hands-on’ archaeology courses in Britain, and enjoys close links with other Arts, Social Science and Science departments through joint degree courses and research projects. All academic staff engage in professional training, supervision of research postgraduates and teaching at all levels, offering specialist modules and contributing to team-taught courses, a strength of the School’s innovative teaching and learning portfolio (see also our Distance Learning programmes). ULAS, our in-house archaeological contractor service, contributes quality professional training to degree programmes. All this formed the basis for our 24/24 QA rating for Learning and Teaching provision in the last assessment, and makes the School a stimulating yet informal environment for staff and students alike.
Faculty Teaching Staff Terry Hopkinson; Graham Shipley; Marijke van der Veen; Ian Whitbread;
Areas of Expertise Theorisation of technological and other behavioural transitions in human evolution in terms of social and ecological dynamics; Material culture and society;
Research Degrees PhD

Contact Details

Postal Address School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
Phone +44 (0)116 252 2611
Fax +44(0)116 252 5005
Email [email protected]