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BSc (Hons)Archaeology and Landscape Studies

University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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Course code VK43
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This degree provides an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to studying the landscape and the people who have inhabited and shaped it.

Archaeology and Landscape Studies is an exciting single honours programme that draws on the subjects of archaeology and physical geography to provide a multidisciplinary approach to studying the landscape. Landscape studies are diverse and exciting, demanding a wide range of practical and academic skills, and the programme combines the methods and theory of archaeology with those used to study the physical environment in order to fully interpret the landscape.

Human interaction and impact upon the landscape is key to understanding the archaeological past and in order to fully understand this interaction it is essential to have a detailed understanding of the natural environment and the different geomorphological processes that have shaped it. This innovative degree addresses both landscape evolution and human use of the land. The focus is upon theoretical approaches and practical techniques, placed within the chronological framework of human activity.

This course introduces you to a wide range of techniques needed to decipher the landscape, including archaeological excavation, topographical survey, aerial photographic interpretation, GIS and essential computing skills. Practical work and field trips are essential to the course, allowing you to apply your skills in observation and interpretation to the real world.

You will have also access to an impressive range of equipment and resources which includes survey grade GPS, geophysics, well-appointed laboratories and a brand new digital mapping and survey suite, The varied assessment strategy will provide you not only with a range of subject specific skills but also transferable skills that include team and independent working, problem solving and decision making, communication and organisational skills.

Access to cutting edge technology, small class sizes and friendly, research active staff all contribute to the supportive learning environment you will enjoy when you study Archaeology and Landscape Studies at the University of Worcester.

Career opportunities

This course prepares you for careers in commercial (field) archaeology, museums and the heritage industry, national organisations (English Heritage, National Trust, Natural England, the Environment Agency), archaeological/environmental consultancies, countryside management and conservation, teaching, local government and planning and the Civil Service.
The course also provides the ideal grounding for postgraduate study and research.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States