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BSc Archaeology (F402)

This course allows students to develop a general overview of world archaeology, but also to focus on the range of scientific technqiues used to explore the past. By learing to use techniques, such as DNA analyis, bone chemistry, enviromental sampling and the analysis of human and animal skeletal remains, you will become equiped with cutting edge scientific and technical skills.

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Our academics are all active researchers, who are experts in Archaeology and Archaeological Science, and lead their fields. Our approach to teaching is research-led, with our academics teaching the areas that they are most engaged in. 

As a BSc Archaeology student, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of Archaeological science through our series of Scientific Methods in Archaeology modules, as well as our Advanced Skills and Specialised Aspects in Archaeology modules, among others. You will also have access to our excellent facilities. 

All BSc Archaeology students have the opportunity to take part in fieldwork, a chance to learn practical skills on the ground from our professional archaeologists. 

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. 

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