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BA Archaeology (F400)

This is a general, wide-ranging archaeology course, ideal for those going into archaeology as a career, but also suitable for those planning a career in other areas. Students have the option to study a large range of periods, approaches, and techniques. In the first year, students acquire the basic range of intellectual and practical archaeological skills. In their second and third years they then moce to study particualr topics in depth, working closely with staff. They can either focus in on areas of special interest or maintain a wider perspective on archaelolgy. All students have the opportunity to carry out fieldwork during this course.

Drawing on the latest research, and with an exciting combination of field trips, practical work including excavation, as well as great teaching, this course offers you the chance to gain a better understanding of archaeology across the world, from earliest prehistory to the modern day.

Develop your knowledge and practical skills

This course offers students the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of archaeology. As well as covering a wide range of geographical regions - including Europe, the Near East, North Africa, and East Asia - students studying for the BA in Archaeology have the opportunity to gain experience in the practical skills required to undertake professional archaeology.

Students studying this course can follow a route accredited by CIfA, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Choosing an accredited undergraduate degree is widely recognised as the first step on a career pathway leading to professional status. To obtain a CIfA accredited degree, students study modules which equip them with the requisite theoretical and practical knowledge to act as a foundation for a career in professional archaeology. 

All students studying this degree programme have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork, which provides the opportunity to join a real archaeological excavation and learn learn the most up-to-date fieldwork techniques. 


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