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Archaeology & Anthropology

When you choose to study an Archaeology and Anthropology degree with us, you will have access to superb facilities and academics who conduct world-leading research in these fields.

Archaeology & Anthropology courses

Why study Archaeology & Anthropology at BU? 

  • Hands-on experience in our testing suites and labs: Our courses have a practical emphasis, so you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience in our testing suites and labs – which are some of the best-equipped in the UK – and out in the field 
  • Unrivalled access to prestigious historical sites: Our stunning South Coast location is close to some of the UK’s most prestigious historical sites, including the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Corfe Castle, among many others 
  • Diverse career opportunities: Start here, go anywhere – you could move on to working in academia, or shaping social policy, policing, construction, health and social work, medical sales, biological testing and more 
  • Prestigious UK accreditation: Study in one of the first departments in the UK to gain Chartered Institute for Archaeologists status/University Archaeology UK accreditation 
  • World-renowned academics: Work with academics involved in internationally recognised research – from solving the mysteries of Stonehenge to protecting historic sea wrecks.

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Students working in the Anthropology Lab on Talbot Campus

BSc (Hons) Anthropology

This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of human biological and cultural diversity.
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BA (Hons) Archaeology

You can take the degree as a BA or BSc according to whether you prefer an arts-based or scientific route. All students study the same first year so it’s easy to transfer from one to the other.
BSc (Hons) Archaeology

BSc (Hons) Archaeology

You can take the degree as a BA or BSc according to whether you prefer an arts-based or scientific route. All students study the same first year so it’s easy to transfer from one to the other.
Students working in the Anthropology Lab on Talbot Campus

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology

This popular BA gives you a solid foundation in the study of human societies, past and present, inspired by a diverse and compelling interdisciplinary curriculum.