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Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Sciences

Explore Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Sciences

Studying Archaeology, Anthropology or Forensic Sciences can lead to a variety of career paths, with a huge number of transferable skills being gained along the way.


Recently there has been a surge in demand for archaeologists due to a rise in projects that require global operations. Career paths include traditional areas such as science, research and academia, through to social policy and teaching, health and social work, medical sales and biological testing.

Take a look at the videos below to gain valuable insights into the experience of studying archaeology from our staff, students and former students.

Getting hands on: On-site excavation

Experience an on-site excavation

Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensics courses require a combination of both academic study and field-work to gain an understanding of how to record real-life scenes. Follow current students as they take part in an excavation simulation as part of their course.
INEA project

A day in the life of an Archaeologist

Join BU academics and students on site in Jordan to see what a day in the life of an Archaeologist is like. The team share their individual backgrounds, specific archaeological interests and practical advice on why and how to study archaeology.

Understanding archaeology

Delve deeper into the fascinating subject of Archaeology with BU academics.

Listen to the Career in Ruins podcast

BU academics share their career experiences in the Career in Ruins podcast, hosted by BU lecturer Derek Pitman. Episodes cover the world as seen by archaeologists and provide insight into the many different careers you could pursue in this field.

Festival of Archaeology 2020

The Council for British Archaeology’s annual festival provides events and insights from across the sector. Discover events taking place in your local area (both virtual and face-to-face).

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Monty, Georgina and Jessica, BU bloggers

Get prepared for university

University may not be right for everyone but the potential benefits, opportunities and rewards are endless. Hear from some of our current BU students as they share their personal stories and insights into the transition from school/college to university.