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Archaeology

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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Join us on campus for our Autumn Open Day on Sunday 16 October. Explore campus, discover our facilities and talk to academic staff and students about the courses you want to study at our Undergraduate Open Day.

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Why choose us?

  • 90% overall student satisfaction on our Archaeology courses (National Student Survey, 2022). 

  • 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.

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