Archaeology (BSc (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (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 137500 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. Themes in Archaeology & Anthropology, and Societies of Prehistoric Europe, are both key highlights of the curriculum, among many others. 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 will attend an archaeological field school at the end of your first year. Participation in BU's renowned field school - the Durotriges Big Dig - allows you to gain a wide range of practical skills. You may also have the opportunity to take part in other 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.

This course received an impressive 100% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) , so why not book on to an open day to come and meet us or join us on live chat now to find out more?

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 awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 137500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies. 

For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent.

For September 2020 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in either reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.

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