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#1 12 years ago

I am going to be attending Stephen F. Austin University in Texas for about a year or two. It is an ok college with quite a bit of majors to choose from, but unfortunatly, it doesn't offer archaeology, which is the major I want to pursue. I have found several good schools within the US which offer archaeology programs (such as Brown Univ., Univ. of Chicago, and Washington Univ. at St. Louis), but I also want to consider outside schools.

Oxford and Cambrige were the two universities which I looked at recently. Both offer excellent archaeology programs, especially in egyptology, which would be my concentration. Since I will be at S.F.A. for a year or two, I would then have to transfer to another college in order to get my major in archaeology. However, I can't seem to find anything on either schools websites about transfering from S.F.A. Are you allowed to transfer colleges in Britain?

Also, how does the whole system work. In the US we have a certain amount of hours to attend college, but I heard something about a point system in the British universities. Could someone explain?




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#2 12 years ago

Well, if the point-system is similar to the credit-point system in German universities it basically means that you get a certain number of points for each lecture, seminar and exercise you visit. You'll need a minimum-ammount of those points in specific subjects (let's say, 10 points in the first major subject, 10 in the second major and 5 in a minor subject). As for the S.F.A.-problem, you should send some e-mails to those universities which interest you and ask them to tell you who can answer these questions. Sometimes there are also government organizations for international student exchanges which can be helpful as well.




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#3 12 years ago

http://www.ucas.ac.uk/studyuk/index.html

That should help handle all of your queries.

UCAS is the British Universitys entry body. It processes all the applications and sends them off to the appropriate places. If you have any questions, they have the answer.




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#4 12 years ago

thanks