Archaeology BSc (Hons)

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. 

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. Themes in Archaeology & Anthropology, and Societies of Prehistoric Europe, are both key highlights of the curriculum, among many others. 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 will attend an archaeological field school at the end of your first year. Participation in BU's renowned field school - the Durotriges Big Dig - allows you to gain a wide range of practical skills. You may also have the opportunity to take part in other 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.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
F400 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. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies.

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