Archaeological, Anthropological & Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons)

Why study BSc (Hons) Archaeological, Anthropological and Forensic Sciences at BU?

  • This highly employable sciences degree bridges the gap between science and humanities, preparing you for a wide range of fascinating career opportunities in archaeology, anthropology, forensic investigation and other applied sciences
  • Receive theoretical and practical learning across the human investigative sciences of crime scene investigation, archaeological and anthropological theory and scientific problem solving
  • Attend BU’s archaeological field school to participate fully in a large-scale excavation, where our students have discovered significant finds, changing the way we view the past
  • Build a strong portfolio of transferable skills and, in second and third year, select a combination of units of study based on your own personal interests and career ambitions
  • Undertake hands-on practical work in our state-of-the-art laboratories, all delivered by leading academics
  • Complete a five or a 30-week placement to apply skills developed as well as build a network of professional contacts and a strong CV, enhancing your career prospects.  

This highly employable sciences degree bridges the gap between science and humanities, preparing you for a wide range of fascinating career opportunities in archaeology, anthropology, forensic investigation and other applied sciences.

Course accreditation 

This course is among the first to receive joint accreditation from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas, and the University Archaeology UK group (UAUK). It is also recognised by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
4K2M UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies (unless accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent in appropriate subjects).

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