Our BSc integrates scientific methods with social interpretation. You'll investigate all aspects of the human past, drawing on the principles of biology, chemistry and physics. Modules cover a variety of time periods, from prehistory to the late medieval period, so you can build on your interests by focusing on a particular era.
Your degree combines hands-on learning with small-group teaching and lectures. You'll work in both the field and the laboratory, developing critical skills in diverse archaeological methods. You'll also have the chance to work alongside world-class researchers on a range of archaeological materials, from human bones to material culture.
Right from the start, you'll get in-depth archaeological experience. You'll do a minimum of six weeks either in the field, the laboratory or the workplace. We have a dedicated field school for excavation training and you'll have the chance to get involved in staff research projects, lab work and excavations.
You'll use your laboratory skills to analyse organic and inorganic materials. You'll learn how a range of scientific principles and methods can be used to explore topics such as environmental change, species evolution, adaptation and population resilience.
We have cutting-edge laboratory facilities and extensive archaeological research collections, including human, animal and plant remains. We also have modern experimental equipment, including a 3D portable structured light scanner.