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.