Why study BSc (Hons) Archaeology at BU?
- Take the degree as a BSc or BA according to whether you prefer a scientific or arts-based route, everyone studies the same first year so it’s easy to transfer from one to the other
- Combine academic study and practical experience and become highly skilled in all forms of landscape survey, remote sensing, excavation and recording
- Learn through expert-led lectures, seminars and an exciting range of relevant fieldwork opportunities all over the UK
- Undertake a five-week or optional 30-week work placement, you may get to take part in excavations organised by our active team of archaeologists
- Attend BU’s Field School, a large scale real site excavation where students have discovered significant finds that have changed the way we view the past
- Within 15 months of completing their course, 80% of our graduates were in employment or further study.
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.
See our fieldwork, facilities and placements in the videos below
Next start date:
September 2024, September 2025
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time with a 5-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), working in partnership with University Archaeology UK
All subjects considered
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.