You can take the degree as a BA or BSc according to whether you prefer an arts-based or scientific route. All students study the same first year so it’s easy to transfer from one to the other. There’s a combination of academic study and practical experience in place, producing highly skilled practitioners experienced in all forms of landscape survey, remote sensing, excavation and recording. 

You’ll learn through expert-led lectures, seminars and a range of exciting and relevant fieldwork opportunities all over the UK. As well as a five or 30-week work placement, you may get to take part in excavations organised by our active team of archaeologists, such as the excavations in the Cotswolds that uncovered a 6,000-year-old prehistoric burial monument. You could also work with commercial archaeologists to gain essential transferable skills recognised by the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists. There’s also the opportunity to attend an archaeological field school, the Durotriges Project ‘Big Dig’ Field School, at the end of your first year. This is a large scale excavation, where in previous years, our students have discovered significant finds that have changed the way we view the past.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
C786 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

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