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BSc (Hons)

Archaeology & Anthropology

3 years
September 2024

If you’re interested in the story of human beings; how we evolved, why we live in different sorts of societies around the world, and how we interact with one another and the environment, then Archaeology & Anthropology is the course for you.

Why study with us

  • 2nd
    in the UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Archaeology)
  • 3rd
    in the UK for student experience
    Times Good University Guide (Archaeology and forensic science)
  • 1st
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (Archaeology) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 1st
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Archaeology) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Benefits from state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including dedicated human bone labs, an archaeological science lab with areas for processing finds, a soil flotation unit, an imaging suite with 3D scanners and a suite of cutting-edge geophysical and excavation equipment.
  • Our teaching collection includes one of the largest anthropological collections of human remains in the country.
  • We offer a selection of local, national and international fieldwork. Previous students have undertaken archaeological excavations at Stonehenge, tombs in Orkney and caves in California.
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What you’ll do

  • Teaching is research-informed, practical and genuinely international in outlook. You’ll get to work alongside professionals in the field, including anthropologists, archaeologists and museum staff.
  • All students get to undertake a four week placement at an excavation site working alongside teaching staff and professionals from an archaeological organisation or museum.
  • You’ll have the flexibility to delve into the specialist areas that interest you most, with optional units in everything from the anthropology of animals to the study of hunter-gatherers around the world.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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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

Future careers

Graduates looking to pursue a career in archaeology have gone on to work for contracting archaeological organisations and museums all over the world.

Those with an interest in anthropology have gone on to pursue roles in museums, conservation, heritage management and other graduate-level careers.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

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