Accredited by both the Chartered Institute for Archaeology and University Archaeology UK, with hands-on fieldwork at its core, MSci Archaeology is designed to be the ideal start to a professional archaeology career.
Why study with us
- 1stin the UK for teaching on the courseNational Student Survey (Archaeology) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
- 1stin the UK for overall positivityNational Student Survey (Archaeology) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
- 2ndin the UK for student satisfactionComplete University Guide (Archaeology)
- Spend 14 weeks in the field, working on real research excavations across the UK, making significant finds while developing both specialist and transferrable skills and knowledge.
- Undertake a major independent research project on a topic of your choice in the 4th year, further developing your skills and employability.
- We have state-of-the-art facilities, including an on-campus training excavation site, archaeological science lab, soil flotation unit, dedicated human bone labs, 3D scanners and cutting-edge excavation equipment.
Expand Your World at the University of Central Lancashire
What you’ll do
- You’ll have the flexibility to delve into the specialist areas that interest you most, with option units in everything from cultural anthropology to human remains.
- We have an experienced team of research-active staff, with an excellent staff-student ratio – ensuring you’ll have plenty of personal support and attention.
- Your learning will be assessed through real-life projects, such as client reports, radio broadcasts and articles that help build your skills rather than end of year exams.
- FZ1201: The Archaeology of Britain
- FZ1203: History of Archaeological Thought
- FZ1205: Bones, Bodies and Burial
- FZ1206: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- FZ1207: Field Archaeology 1
FZ1201: The Archaeology of Britain
This module is designed to introduce you to the archaeology of the British Isles. It will begin with the evidence for the first inhabitants of Britain in the Palaeolithic and works through to the Industrial Revolution. It also encourages you to develop your communication skills, problem solving skills and skills in assessing information.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.
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.
View the course facilities
We have state-of-the-art facilities, including an on-campus training excavation site, archaeological science lab, soil flotation unit, dedicated human bone labs, 3D scanners and cutting-edge excavation equipment.
- This course has been accredited by the CifA. Nationally we are one of only seven universities to receive this accreditation. In their report, assessors commented that "The focus on excavation and field archaeology is clearly a unique selling point of the department, and it is clear that students leave with an unparalleled level and range of experience."
My biggest achievement since graduating was getting a job straight out of university within the field. Studying Archaeology at UCLan helped me to feel prepared when starting.
Our MSci (Hons) Archaeology course offers the specialist knowledge and hands-on skills you’ll need to explore a career in this competitive and fascinating profession.
Fees and funding
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.
Care Leaver Bursary
Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
Estranged student support
Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Estranged student support
Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package.Find out more about Dependants Bursary
Contextualised Admissions Bursary
We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary