Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Central Lancashire are innovative and practical subjects. With world leading research and first-class teaching, staff and students study all aspects of humanity - from our earliest origins to modern society.

Our Archaeology and Anthropology courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and the University Archaeology UK group (UAUK). You’ll benefit from a sector-leading 10 weeks’ fieldwork experience, helping develop archaeological and transposable skills and knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to take part in real research excavations across the UK making extremely significant finds.

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Hear from staff and students about our Archaeology courses

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The best part about the course is the sense of community. Students socialise across year groups and you get to know one another very quickly.
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Rebecca Oldfield
BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology
United Kingdom

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Why study with us

  • Our Archaeology courses are ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024).
  • Right from your very first week, you’ll be out working the mud with professional archaeologists, learning how to dig on live sites. 
  • We're ranked 1st in the UK for overall positivity and teaching on the course in the National Student Survey 2023 (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide).
  • Our teaching collection includes one of the largest anthropological collections of human remains in the country.
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What can I do with an archaeology degree?

Our Archaeology degree graduates work for a number of different contracting archaeological organisations. Others are employed in museums or are doing research degrees at a variety of UK universities. Some have used the transferable skills they gained on their degree to enter graduate level employment in other areas of work.

Careers studying archaeology could lead to:

  • Archaeologist
  • Conservator
  • Heritage manager
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Museum education officer
  • Museum/gallery curator
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Meet the team

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Dr James Morris
Senior Lecturer Archaeology
School of Law and Policing

Jim teaches across a range of archaeology and anthropology modules. His particular expertise is in zooarchaeology, human-animal interactions, Iron Age and Roman archaeology and urbanism. Jim is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Chartered Institute for A…

Allison Stewart
Associate Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
School of Law and Policing

Allison earned both her Bachelor of Health Science (2010) and Bachelor of Arts with Honours (2011) Anthropology from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Following this, she moved to Preston, England and completed her MSc. Forensic Anthropology degree from the Universit…

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