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.
104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
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
93% of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things.
AAFS Study Skills
Ancient People & Places
Approaches to Archaeology
Studying Ancient Materials
Field & Research Skills
Option units (choose two):
Geographic Information Systems
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 5 week placement and complete your course in three years.
Independent Research Project
Semester 1 (choose one):
Emergence & Extinction - Reconstructing Pliocene & Pleistocene Environments
Later Prehistoric Britain
The Science of Human Remains
Semester 2 (choose two):
Animals & Society
Sarup to Stonehenge - Neolithic & Chalcolithic of Northwest Europe
Our graduates go on to a large variety of roles, using their transferrable skills in positions and areas listed below:
Commercial Heritage, museums, conservation trusts and tourism
Data management and analysis
Education, higher education, research and academia
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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