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BSc (Hons)Archaeological Sciences

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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The integration with the teaching of traditional archaeological subjects provides a thorough understanding of archaeological problems and the scientific principles involved in their solution.

Integration of staff expertise and research with teaching provides exciting, relevant and hands-on examples of modern archaeological science, including areas such as dating, geophysics, palaeodiet and molecular archaeology.

The unique placement scheme is valued throughout the archaeological world, and gives you the opportunity to gain experience and professional training in field or laboratory work, and to gain the additional award of the Diploma in Professional Archaeological Studies.

Programme structure

Core Modules:

Archaeology of the British Isles
Archaeological Theory and Method
Human Evolution
Scientific Frameworks for Archaeology
AGES Field Course 1 (Malham)
Humans Past and Present
Archaeology Field Course
Laboratory Science
Artefact Studies
Theoretical Archaeology
Instrumental Analysis
Advanced Methods in Archaeology
Individual Project

Option Modules:

Environmental Impact Assessment
Celts, Greeks & Romans
The Viking Settlement of the North Atlantic
Forensic Archaeology
Human Osteoarchaeology
Reconstructing Past Environments
Hunter Gatherers: Present and Past
Natural Hazards
Funerary Archaeology

Career opportunities

The field training element in our courses brings together the undergraduate modules and the Division’s field research.

In the summer vacation after your first year you will be expected to spend three weeks on a field project either with Divisional staff or organised through the Division.

This will give you skills in field methods and hands-on experience or archaeological practice. Many students choose to spend longer than the minimum requirement.

In recent years students have chosen projects in Pompeii, Wales, York, Scatness or Unst (Shetland), the Yorkshire Dales (Malham) and Spain.

Almost half of the recent graduates have entered archaeologicallyrelated careers – one of the highest rates in the UK ; while many more of our graduates pursue Master’scourses or PhD research.

The Institute of Field Archaeologists, the professional body concerned with British archaeology, considers our placement training period as part of the qualification for professional recognition.

Graduates are also employed in industry, where their general scientific expertise is welcomed.

You can take up careers in computing, management, or teaching, and many areas where employers are looking for transferable skills and an analytical mind.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States