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BA (Joint Honours)Archaeology & Heritage Studies and Geography

University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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Course code LN79
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This hands-on course introduces you to the artefacts, monuments, people and landscapes that represent the remains of past cultures.

What do archaeologists study and how do they arrive at interpretations? How has Britain’s past been ‘discovered’, presented and interpreted? What can we learn about the past and the present through the study of archaeology and heritage? Through this exciting course, you will find the answers to these kinds of questions.

The wide-ranging and diverse range of modules on offer allows you to gain a broad understanding, or alternatively specialise in a particular area of interest. Modules include World Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations, the Archaeology of Death and Burial, Architecture and the Built Heritage, Forensic Archaeology and the Archaeological Excavation. You can also investigate how views of our heritage shape developments in the present by studying aspects of the planning process and our approach to conservation issues.

Local and residential fieldwork and practical activities are essential to this course and there are also opportunities to undertake work placements and study abroad for a semester. Staff have links with professionals working in the archaeology and heritage sectors and the course also has links to business and art, allowing you to acquire key skills in business management and information design, providing a foundation for future employment within the heritage industry.

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.

Small class sizes and friendly, research active staff contributes to the supportive learning environment you will enjoy when you study Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Worcester.

Career opportunities

This course opens up a host of exciting career paths that include commercial (field) archaeology, museums and the heritage industry, national organisations (English Heritage, National Trust), archaeological/environmental consultancies, teaching, local government and planning, environmental management and conservation.
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