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Archaeology

Let’s unearth more than artefacts. Let’s unearth the story.

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.

Archaeology and Anthropology is a unique experience. We teach and research everywhere from the South African bush to the centre of Preston. Our state-of-the-art facilities include an archaeological science laboratory with areas for processing finds, a soil flotation unit, dedicated human bone labs, an imaging suite with 3D scanners and a suite of cutting-edge geographical and excavation equipment.

Academic research in Archaeology and Anthropology is thriving. Over the last few years our small team has produced over 60 academic papers, 15 books and been awarded more than £650,000 in research grants to support our work.

Why choose us?

  • Courses accredited by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and the University Archaeology UK group (UAUK).

  • Right from your very first week, you’ll be out working the mud with professional archaeologists, learning how to dig on live sites. 

  • Our teaching collection includes one of the largest anthropological collections of human remains in the country.
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Future careers and opportunities

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 or to undergo further training to work in careers such as teaching.

Join us for an Open Day this Autumn

Our Open Days are designed to give you a taste of what it's like to study with us and explore the very facilities you will be making use of during your studies.

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