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BSc (Hons)Archaeology

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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Archaeology engages the entire human past in all its temporal and spatial dimensions. The courses will let you discover how we study, preserve and interpret the past.

BSc degree in Archaeology integrates traditional archaeology with the practical application of scientific methods that are applied to today’s archaeology.

BSc Archaeology is a professionally-focused degree in archaeology with a strong fieldwork component and a focus on human osteology or the environment.

Your degree pathway at Stage 2 and Stage 3 will comprise a number of compulsory core modules that characterise this combination of archaeology and applied archaeological science. You are free to develop your own interests by being able to select from a range of options.

This allows you to develop your own individual degree pathway.

The BSc in Archaeology is underpinned by the opportunity to undertake a placement, offering real work experience, and in the final year by a substantial individual research dissertation in a topic of your own choosing.

There are plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience.

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
Environmental Impact Assessment
Artefact Studies
Theoretical Archaeology
Advanced Methods in Archaeology
Individual Project

Option Modules:

Introduction to GIS
Celts, Greeks & Romans
The Viking Settlement of the North Atlantic
Forensic Archaeology
Human Osteoarchaeology
Reconstructing Past Environments
Hunter Gatherers: Present and Past

Funerary Archaeology:
Natural Hazards

Career opportunities

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 archaeologically related careers – one of the highest rates in the UK.

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