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Enrolment for Year 1 BA Archaeology and Medieval History

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 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 Archaeology Administrator, Mrs Sarah Tovey, either by emailing ToveyS1@cardiff.ac.uk, by phoning (029) 2087 4259, or by calling into the School Office (room 4.54 in the John Percival Building).

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

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 Archaeology.
• Do some preliminary reading for History.
Tuesday 23 September 9.30Welcome talk in John Percival Building, room 4.18.
 10.00See 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 outside room 4.18 on the fourth floor of the John Percival Building.
Wednesday 24 September 9.00–12.00Enrol for your third subject (if necessary), and then enrol for your History modules (John Percival Building room 4.45). Bring some passport photos of yourself, and a printout of the Humanities Year 1 Enrolment Proforma. Details of which rooms to visit for other subjects will be posted in the lobby of the John Percival Building.
 1.00–3.30Enrol for Archaeology modules (Humanities Building, room 4.18).
Thursday 25 September 3.00-5.00Year 1 Students must attend a mentoring talk on Thursday 25 September at 3.00pm in room 0.36 John Percival Building.
Friday 26 September  Introductory subject talks. The Archaeology talk is at 2 pm in lecture theatre 2.01 in the John Percival Building and the History talk is at 3 pm in the Lecture Theatre in the Julian Hodge Building See the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information for the times for other subjects.


Structure of BA Archaeology and Medieval 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 take 40 credits in Archaeology Part IA, 40 credits in History, and another 40 in a third subject.

For your third subject 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.

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 Information. 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. Archaeology Part IA is in Timetable Group F, and the History modules are in Timetable Groups B (HS1101, HS1105 and HS1107) and G (HS1104 and HS1106). You will not be able to take any other subject in the same group, as the classes will clash with classes in Archaeology or History. Your personal tutor will help you select a suitable subject.


Further information

Guide to Online Enrolment

Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information

Locations and Maps

Archaeology Undergraduate Degree Programmes

History Degree Programmes