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Enrolment for Year 1 BA Archaeology and Ancient History

Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 September 2014

Welcome to the Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion! These notes are intended as a general guide to the enrolment process. You will receive more detailed advice from your tutors when you come to Cardiff, but if you have problems understanding these instructions, please contact the Ancient History Administrator, Mrs Susan Edwards, either by emailing, by phoning (029) 2087 4821, or by calling into the School Office (room 4.54 in the John Percival Building).

You will be a member of both Archaeology and Ancient History, but for administrative procedures such as enrolment, your 'home' subject is Ancient History.

Enrolment programme

before 22 September  • Complete the first stage of online enrolment. See the Guide to Online Enrolment for instructions. Do not select your modules.
• Look through the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information, and think about what you might like to take as your third subject. See further information below.
• Do some preliminary reading for Ancient History.
• Do some preliminary reading for Archaeology.
Tuesday 23 September 9.30Welcome talk in John Percival Building, lecture theatre 4.44.
 10.00–See your Personal Tutor to discuss your subject options. You will find your Tutor's name and room number on the list posted on the Year One notice board, which is opposite room 4.09 on the fourth floor of the John Percival Building.
Wednesday 24 September 9.00–12.00Enrol for your third subject (if necessary), and then for your Archaeology modules. Bring some passport photos of yourself, and a printout of the Humanities Year 1 Enrolment Proforma Archaeology enrolment will take place in the Archaeology Lab (room 4.18b); details of which rooms to visit for other subjects will be posted in the lobby of the John Percival Building.
 1.00–4.00Enrol for Ancient History modules (John Percival Building, room 3.46).
Thursday 25 September   Year 1 Students must attend a mentoring talk on Thursday 25 September at 10.00am in room 0.36 John Percival Building.
Friday 26 September  Introductory subject talks. The Ancient History talk is at 11 am in lecture theatre 2.01, and the Archaeology talk is at 2 pm in lecture theatre 2.01. Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information for the times for other subjects.

Structure of BA Archaeology and Ancient History Year 1

You must take modules to the value of 120 credits. Each Year 1 subject consists of 40 credits of modules, so you will study three subjects in your first year: Ancient History, Archaeology and one other (e.g. History, English, Philosophy). Your three subjects are made up as follows:

Ancient History: 40 credits, consisting of two modules:

Archaeology Part IA: 40 credits: a general introduction to the study of Archaeology, from the earliest period of human origins through to the medieval period. Students take 2 20-credit modules, three compulsory ones:

HS2123 The Archaeology of Mediterranean Societies: Egypt, Greece and Rome (20 credits)

HS2124 Deep Histories: The Archaeology of Britain (20 credits)


Third subject: 40 credits. You can choose from any subject in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, but we recommend that you take Archaeology Part IB, which is a more specialised introduction to archaeological theory, methods and techniques, designed for all students taking degrees involving Archaeology. The modules involve a combination of lectures, laboratory classes and fieldtrips to study monuments and landscapes. No prior scientific knowledge is required.

Archaeology Part IB consists of two modules:

HS 2125 Analysing Archaeology (20 credits)

HS2126 Discovering Archaeology (20 credits)

If you do not wish to take Archaeology Part IB, the other subjects available are listed in the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment and Subject Guide. Note that you will have to check for timetable clashes, that some subjects have specific entrance requirements, and that some have restricted numbers of places. Ancient History is in Timetable Group D, and Archaeology Part IA is in Timetable Group F. You will not be able to take any other subject in the same group, as the classes will clash with classes in Archaeology or Ancient History.

Further information

University Guide to Enrolment

Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information

Locations and Maps

Ancient History Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Archaeology Undergraduate Degree Programmes