Archaeology BSc (Hons)

Why study BSc (Hons) Archaeology at BU?

  • Take the degree as a BSc or BA according to whether you prefer a scientific or arts-based route. Everyone studies the same first year so it’s easy to transfer from one to the other.  
  • Combine academic study and practical experience and become highly skilled in all forms of landscape survey, remote sensing, excavation and recording. 
  • Learn through expert-led lectures, seminars and an exciting range of relevant fieldwork opportunities all over the UK 
  • Undertake a five-week or optional 30-week work placement, you may get to take part in excavations organised by our active team of archaeologists 
  • Attend BU’s Field School, a large scale real site excavation where students have discovered significant finds that have changed the way we view the past 
  • This course received an impressive 100% satisfaction rating from our final year students.

Evidence shows there’s been a huge surge in demand for archaeologists in the UK following a sharp rise in infrastructure projects, so there’s never been a better time to study this degree at BU.

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).  Choosing an accredited degree is widely recognised as the first step on a career path leading to professional status. 

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
F400 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 a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies.

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