I have LOVED studying archaeology at Reading. There are so many module options so that you can try a little bit of everything. The lecturers and teaching methods vary so much but are all really good. The field school is one of the best bits- while there you get to live with your friends for weeks on the site. You not only learn so much about the practical side of archaeology but get to have fun doing it. The evening events are brilliant and really help to get you to meet all of the other people on your course.
With history job prospects are always good, but it was archaeology I loved, the department was brilliant (still is), the archaeologists are a very close knit department, it's awesome, the fieldschool is brilliant, so if you do archaeology I highly reccomend it, you get to know second and third years, I love archaeology department and would reccomend my course to anyone with a love for history !