Why Study History, Archaeology and Heritage?
Our courses will give you an academic understanding of the past, and through that, come to a far better understanding of the present.
The past can be exploited; it can be corrupted; it can be used to create myths, legends and to forge identities. You will explore the evidence itself as well as interpretations of it to develop skills of perception and judgement.
Our staff specialise in the archaeology of Britain and Ireland, with some European archaeology. We offer modules which include Prehistory, Roman, Early Medieval and Medieval Archaeology as well as Landscape Archaeology and Heritage.
There are opportunities to take a work placement in a museum or at a heritage site which will give you real industry experience.
With key historic and World heritage sites on the doorstep, our location gives access to a rich resource of local heritage sites, monuments and museums. From prehistorical burial mounds to stately homes this tremendous resource is an integral part of the course and used in our teaching through field trips, practical workshops and excavations. There is the opportunity to gain practical archaeological experience.
What I enjoy the most is learning more and more about my favourite subjects and topics within history and being able to engage in debates over topics that interest me.
Do you have a question about life as a Bangor University student? Our ambassadors will be happy to help you find the answer.
They can tell you more about studying here, about the amazing Clubs and Societies we have, and how they made friends and settled in to life at university as a History, Archaeology and Heritage student.
If you have any questions about the course, our lecturers are on hand to help. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions. Can you think of any more?
- What are the qualities of a successful History, Archaeology and Heritage student at Bangor?
- How can I prepare myself to study History, Archaeology and Heritage at Bangor?
- How will I know that History, Archaeology and Heritage at Bangor is the right choice for me?
Our Research in History, Archaeology and Heritage
The exciting and significant research carried out by academic staff in our School plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution. Our research spans a wide range of subjects and specialisms in the fields of History, heritage and Archaeology and includes:
- The History of Wales
- Welsh and Celtic Archaeology
- Medieval and Early Modern History
- Twentieth and Twenty-First Century History.