Faculty of Science and Technology - Bournemouth University

Bachelor in Archaeology and Anthropology - Grado en Arqueología y Antropología

Faculty of Science and Technology - Bournemouth University
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  • Modalidad:
  • Precio:
    UK/ROI/Channel Islands: £9,250 per year
    International: £15,250 per year
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  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2024
  • Lugar:
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Grado se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Archaeology and Anthropology BA (Hons)


This popular course gives you a solid foundation in the study of human societies across the globe, past and present. This course emphasises human history and prehistoric perspectives.


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.


Develop an in-depth understanding of the diversity and richness of contemporary and past human societies across the globe
Alongside specialist units you’ll get a comprehensive grounding in the practical elements of archaeology and anthropology through working in cutting-edge labs and out in the field
Specialise in social or biological, anthropology or archaeology, or if you’d like to take a broader focus, you can continue to study elements of all these disciplines
Undertake a five or 30- week work placement at home or abroad. It’s a great way to cultivate the experience and contacts you’ll need to secure work after you graduate
Take part in BU’s renowned field school to gain a wide range of practical skills
85% of our graduates are either working or studying fifteen months after graduating.


Year 1

Core units
AAFS Study Skills
Ancient Peoples & Places
Approaches to Archaeology
Archaeological Practice
Gathering Time
Introduction to Social Anthropology

Year 2

Core units
Becoming Human
Field & Research Skills
Themes in Archaeology & Anthropology

Option units
Semester 1 (choose one):
Archaeological Science
Post-excavation Skills
Growing Up & Growing Old

Semester 2 (choose two):
Understanding Cultures
Maritime Archaeology
Rome & Barbarian Europe
Societies of Prehistoric Europe

Optional placement year:
You may choose to complete an optional 30-week minimum work placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. The placement year offers a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.

Alternatively you can complete a short five-week placement and complete your course in three years.

Final year:

Core units
Cultural Ecology
Independent Research Project

Option units
Semester 1 (choose one):
Anthropology of International Policy & Intervention
Archaeological Management
Later Prehistoric Britain
Seekers, Believers & Iconoclasts - Sociology of Thought

Semester 2 (choose two):
Animals & Society
Primate Behavioural Ecology
Roman Britain
Sarup to Stonehenge - Neolithic & Chalcolithic of Northwest Europe

Salidas profesionales

Commercial Heritage, museums, conservation trusts and tourism
Data management and analysis
Education, higher education, research and academia
Historical preservation
Commercial archaeology excavation and consultancy
Local government services, charities, social research and policy, health and social work, development,
Law, law enforcement, forensic science, scene of crime and police forces
Overseas agencies and international organisations

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