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BSc (Hons)Archaeological Practice

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
Tuition fee To be confirmed
Course code V400
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Students are required to attend the summer training excavation for four weeks during the first summer vacation and should ensure that they have accommodation available during late May and June. There are UK fieldwork opportunities throughout the year and students can also join fieldwork research projects elsewhere in the world such as Barbados, Corsica, Georgia, Belgium, Greece and Ethiopia.

Year 1 provides a sound foundation in both the practice and theory of archaeology. This is enhanced in Year 2 by practical and applied skills such as GIS, Geomatics and Remote Sensing.

In the final year, specific topics are explored in greater depth alongside more advanced vocational modules. Students also complete a dissertation, although those on the three-year pathway can opt to undertake a month-long work-based placement instead.

The Department of Archaeology at the University of Winchester is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). Students can become Affiliates of the CIfA. After graduation they can build up field experience to progress to full membership categories. Students opting for the four-year BSc (Hons) Archaeological Practice with Professional Placement may qualify for full membership of the CIfA immediately on graduation.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Archaeological Science
The Development of Archaeology
World Prehistory
Archaeology of the Historic Period
Material Culture Studies
Introduction to Archaeological Practicals
Year 2

Fieldwork I (four-week training excavation)
Geomatics and Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Systems
Research Methods
Archaeological Theory
Themed Studies (for example, Roman Britain, Medieval Archaeology, Greek World, or Representation and Art in Archaeology)
Year 3

Archaeological Project Management
Fieldwork II (four-week excavation or survey)
Themed Studies (for example, Later Prehistoric Wessex, Mediterranean Landscape Studies, Church Archaeology, Byzantium and Beyond or Roman Art and Archaeology)

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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