Skip to main content

Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Science

Our science-based degrees Book now – Wednesday 9 January Mini Open Day

Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Science courses

When you choose to study an Archaeology, Anthropology or Forensic Science degree with us, you will have access to a team of academic experts who have industry experience within their specialisms, and superb facilities that will let you get hands-on with your learning. 

We are renowned for the practical emphasis of these courses, providing you with plenty of experience both in our testing suites and labs – which are some of the best-equipped in the UK – and out in the field. Our stunning South Coast location offers unrivalled access to some of the UK’s most prestigious historical sites, including the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Corfe Castle, among many others.

These degrees can lead to a variety of career paths, with a number of transferable skills being gained along the way – and recently, there has been a huge surge in demand for archaeologists due to a rise in global infrastructure projects. Other potential career paths include the traditional (such as science, research and academia), through to social policy and teaching, health and social work, medical sales and biological testing.

Watch our playlist to see videos from our Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Science degrees.

Getting practical

#MyPlacementStory Montage

An invaluable work placement

Many of our courses include a short placement as part of your degree, but there is the option to extend your degree and undertake a minimum 30-week placement to help you stand out from the crowd.
25-day field school

25-day field school

If you choose to study Archaeology, you will attend our field school at the end of your first year. It’s an incredible opportunity to find out what it is like to work on a large-scale excavation.

Facilities: our anthropology lab

This lab is home to an impressive collection of human skeletal remains, of which there are more than 700 specimens – one of the largest such collections to be held by any UK university.

Facilities: dedicated crime scene training

Crime scene training facilities enable you to investigate staged crime scenes in realistic environments. In addition to on-campus facilities, you will have access to the LV=Streetwise Safety village, which simulates a real street and includes a two-storey house, a beach and even police and railway stations, among many other areas. 

Get to know more about BU