The BSc Archaeology and Anthropology (Hons) programme offered by University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is divided equally between modules in archaeology and in anthropology. You will complete six compulsory modules, introducing you to key elements of each discipline. In further years you’ll take four compulsory modules, two each in archaeology and anthropology, and will have a choice of two further optional modules.
You’ll be able to combine cultural and biological anthropology and archaeology to study human cultures from the present day back to the evolutionary origins of humanity. The subjects are supported by state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, teaching collections and generous fieldwork funding to ensure that teaching on the degree is research informed, practical and genuinely international in outlook. Staff and students have been involved in fieldwork research and teaching all over the UK, and in Albania, France, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the United States.
All students will undertake a four week placement in the summer between Years 1 and 2. Typically this will be on a teaching excavation run by UCLan staff in collaboration with staff from a professional archaeological organisation or museum. All food and accommodation costs are covered during these placements.
You can also organise your own placements either in the field or with a museum. These external placements are carefully monitored to ensure that both the learning outcomes and employment opportunities are parallel to the ones offered through the course team.
Additionally you’ll have the opportunity to apply for the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme run by the University. At least two of these 10 week paid placements have been hosted by archaeology and anthropology every year.
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