MSci

Archaeology

Duration
4 Years
Start
September 2024
UCAS Code
V401
Delivery
In Person

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

  • 1st
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (Archaeology) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
    2023
  • 1st
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Archaeology) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
    2023
  • 2nd
    in the UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Archaeology)
    2024
  • 3rd
    in the UK for student experience
    Times Good University Guide (Archaeology and forensic science)
    2024
  • 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.
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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.

Modules

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.

100%Face-to-face

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 December 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.

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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.

Accreditations

  • 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."
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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.
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Cassie Bradshaw
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Future careers

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

2024/25
UK
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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