End of Undergraduate Archaeology at Hull

The University of Hull has dropped BA History and Archaeology as an undergraduate degree.


Hull becomes the second university in Yorkshire to abandon archaeology courses in recent months following the closure of the archaeology department at the University of Sheffield. Whilst postgraduate studies will continue in Hull, it leaves the universities of York and Bradford as the only ones in the region where archaeology is taught at undergraduate level. The news coincides with unprecedented Iron Age and Roman discoveries in the East Riding.


Chris Whitwood, Director of the Campaign to Save British Archaeology, said,

“The scrapping of the undergraduate archaeology course at the University of Hull is deeply disappointing. The continued closure of archaeology departments across the country is damaging not only to the UK’s academic reputation but also puts our rich cultural heritage at risk.

Archaeology has a vital role to play in protecting Britain’s heritage for future generations.

“The Campaign to Save British Archaeology calls on the University of Hull to reverse this decision. Archaeology has a vital role to play in protecting Britain’s heritage for future generations as well as contributing significantly to the economy and being at the forefront of many areas of scientific research.”


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