Archaeology and Anthropology (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

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14100 per year

All study options

About Archaeology and Anthropology at Bournemouth University

This popular BA gives you a solid foundation in the study of human societies, past and present; inspired by a diverse and compelling interdisciplinary curriculum.

Backed by high student satisfaction rates and drawing from our established and well-respected archaeological, anthropological and sociological programmes, this degree provides a broad-based education with an in-depth understanding of the diversity and richness of contemporary and past human societies, across the globe; ultimately bringing together our expertise and enthusiasm for all of these subjects in one place.

Alongside specialist theory, you’ll get a comprehensive grounding in the practical elements of archaeology and anthropology through working in our cutting-edge labs and out in the field. In your second year you’ll have the opportunity to 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.

The course also includes five or 30 weeks in the world of work (depending on the length of degree you choose), which you can complete at home or abroad. It’s a great way to cultivate the experience and contacts you’ll need to secure work after you graduate.

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We have three different anthropology programmes at BU; whichever specific course you choose, you will learn about archaeological, biological, social and cultural anthropological perspectives on human life, today and in the past, and how these are relevant to contemporary challenges in the world today.  Each of the courses then has a particular focus on:

  • BSc (Hons) Anthropology: combines social/cultural and biological/ecological study of human society
  • BA (Hons) Archaeology & Anthropology: interdisciplinary cultural/social, biological/ecological and historical/archaeological perspectives on human lifeways, today and in the past
  • BA (Hons) Sociology & Anthropology: social/cultural, and political approaches to contemporary human societies.

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

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Entry requirements

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 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 (unless accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent in appropriate subjects).

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in either reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University to prepare for your chosen course:

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