Archaeology (BA (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14100 per year

All study options

About Archaeology at Bournemouth University

All full-time students starting this degree in 2018 will be given a scholarship of £1,500, to celebrate 50 years of archaeology at BU. What’s more, 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. 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 may get to take part in 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. There’s also the opportunity to attend an archaeological field school, the Durotriges Big Dig, at the end of your first year.

The BSc (Hons) Archaeology course has received an impressive 100% overall satisfaction rating from final year students in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14100 per year

Notes about fees for this course

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-funding

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC 112 tariff points (Grade DMM). We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies (unless accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent in appropriate subjects).

For September 2019 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

For September 2020 entry:If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in either reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components.

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