The interdisciplinary nature of Archaeology and Anthropology at BU draws from our established and well-respected archaeological, anthropological and sociological programmes to provide a broad-based education and an in-depth understanding of the diversity and richness of contemporary and past human societies across the globe.
In your first year you will receive a thorough grounding in archaeological and anthropological method and theory. The wide variety of options available for you to choose from in your second and third years are drawn from across the Departments of Applied Sciences and the School of Health and Social Care and cover a broad range of science and humanities subjects as well as practical, hands-on training in the field and laboratory. Possible topics of study include archaeological, anthropological and sociological theory, human and animal biology and skeletal analysis, human evolution and prehistory and archaeological and anthropological methods and practice, all taught by leading practitioners in their fields.
The entry requirements for this course are 104 to 120 tariff points from 3 A-Levels including 32 from one required subject, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Ancient Peoples and Places
Reporting, Investigative and Practical Skills
Introduction to Anthropology
Topics in Contemporary Science
Field Research – Archaeology
Globalisation and Marginalisation
Applications of Archaeological Science
Culture and Society
Human Origins and Evolution
Societies of Prehistoric Europe
Health and Society
Rome and Barbarian Europe
Sociology of Ageing
Optional 40-week placement in a relevant professional environment
Year Three / Four
Independent Research Project
Animals and Society
Primate Behavioural Ecology
Neolithic and Chalcolithic of northwest Europe
Later Prehistoric Britain
Sociology of Science and Thought
Sociology of Childhood and Youth
Our staff have research embedded in professional practice, sharing their experiences through education and consultancy. As a student you will receive a high quality educational experience and may be involved in fieldwork and placements across the globe.
As well as the valuable links you will develop through your professional placement, our staff can draw on their own association with organisations around the world. Our lecturers have commercial and research contacts and have published their results in academic papers or in their own books. Our guest speakers are able to give you invaluable insights into professional areas. These links can lead to placement and employment opportunities.
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