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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Courses open for 2024 and 2025 entry

The following courses still have spaces available through Clearing to start this autumn. Call +44 (0)1202 966777 to talk to us about places in Clearing or apply online now.

Please note: the following course is not open for September 2024 entry.

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BA (Hons) Archaeology

Our BA (Hons) Archaeology degree offers an arts-based route to study the subject. It is next open for entry in September 2025.