|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Archaeology and Anthropology seek to understand the nature of human societies, the material worlds they inhabit and the extraordinary variety of cultural life over time.
Every aspect of human experience and expression is open to archaeological and anthropological enquiry, including ritual and religion, social organisation, art, architecture, music, mythology, dress, identity, technology, health, violence, migration, economy, and landscape. Each discipline complements and enriches the other and, in combination, guide contemporary understanding of global human culture and its diverse forms, achievements and changing character.
BA Archaeology and Anthropology at Birmingham includes modules in practical archaeological fieldwork, material culture studies and ethnography, with exciting opportunities for developing your own individual interests in particular aspects of archaeological and anthropological study.
In the first year, you gain a firm grounding in both intellectual and practical foundations of archaeology, with one of the highlights of the year being the two-week Field School. In parallel, you gain an introduction to anthropological perspectives.
Practical Archaeology (20 credits)
Project A (10 credits)
Project B (10 credits)
World Archaeology (20 credits)
Anthropology of Africa (20 credits)
Focus on Studying Societies (20 credits)
Thinking Anthropologically (20 credits)
See our first year modules
The second year develops your understanding of the interpretative frameworks and methods of archaeology and anthropology, while at the same time allowing you to pursue specialist areas of study through the seminar module and range of optional modules.
Students take a total of 120 credits: 80 credits of compulsory modules and 40 credits of optional modules. For the optional modules, you can choose to take 20 credits in each discipline or take all 40 credits in the same discipline.
Artefacts and Material Culture (20 credits)
Seminar II (choice of seminar topics) (20 credits)
Anthropology: Theory, Ethnography and Research (40 credits)
See our second year modules
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. Find out more.
The highlight of the final year is your dissertation. Working one-on-one with a supervisor, you will complete a substantial research project on a subject of special interest to you. In addition, you will choose 80 credits of optional modules to build your own specialist final year programme of study whether this is mainly archaeological, mainly anthropological, or a combination of both disciplines.
Archaeology dissertation (40 credits) or Anthropology dissertation (40 credits)
You will be in high demand and well placed to forge a rewarding career in a variety of areas, including:
Museums and curatorial work
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.