Why study BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology?

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the diversity and richness of contemporary and past human societies across the globe
  • Alongside specialist units you’ll get a comprehensive grounding in the practical elements of archaeology and anthropology through working in cutting-edge labs and out in the field
  • Specialise in social or biological, anthropology or archaeology, or if you’d like to take a broader focus, you can continue to study elements of all these disciplines
  • Undertake a five-week or optional 30- week work placement at home or abroad. It’s a great way to cultivate the experience and contacts you’ll need to secure work after you graduate
  • Take part in BU’s renowned Field School to gain a wide range of practical skills
  • Within fifteen months of graduating, 80% of students are in employment or further study.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditation

This course is among the first to receive joint accreditation from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas, and the University Archaeology UK group (UAUK). Choosing an accredited degree is widely recognised as the first step on a career path leading to professional status.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with an optional 5-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement

Accreditations:

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), working in partnership with University Archaeology UK

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entryIf English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in either reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.