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Archaeology and Heritage Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
Finding meaning in the past whilst developing insights for the future, archaeology reveals to us the many mysteries of the human condition as it has played out across time and space. At Worcester, archaeology is both a practical discipline and an intellectual puzzle. 
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Overview

Develop the real-world skills you will need to excavate a site and identify artefacts, as well as the creative approaches you will need to help you interpret your discoveries and solve the riddles of the past.

At Worcester, archaeology is both a practical discipline and an intellectual puzzle. Develop the real-world skills you will need to excavate a site and identify artefacts, as well as the creative approaches you will need to help you interpret your discoveries and solve the riddles of the past.

Key features
  • Field trips and practical activities build skills and experience
  • Excellent facilities, including our mapping and visualisation suite, geophysics and survey kit, and well-appointed laboratories
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • Well-developed industry links with museums, planning departments and field units to support your learning
  • Small class sizes make it easier to fully explore and discuss your ideas
  • In 2015 90% of our students were in employment or pursuing further study 6 months after graduating
You will learn how to:
  • Analyse, identify and interpret artefacts, buildings, monuments and landscapes
  • Explore and evaluate issues in the presentation and interpretation of archaeology and heritage
  • Understand what we can learn about the past and the present through the study of archaeology and heritage
  • Investigate the development of archaeology and heritage with regard to political, social, economic, legal, ethical and technological considerations
  • Prepare yourself for the workplace through CV building, career workshops, the development of productive working relationships in group activities and the acquisition of specialist skills
Employability

This course opens up a host of exciting career paths that include commercial (field) archaeology, museums and the heritage industry, national organisations (English Heritage, National Trust), archaeological/environmental consultancies, teaching, local government and planning, environmental management and conservation.

The course also provides the ideal grounding for postgraduate study and research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction to Heritage
  • The Archaeology and Heritage of the British Landscape

Optional

  • World Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations
  • Human Origins
  • Reconstructing the Past
  • Country and the City
  • Introduction to Geology

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Archaeology Theory and Research
  • Displaying the Past: Museums, Artefacts and Collections

Optional

  • Field Excavation (residential)
  • Visions of England: History, Heritage and Identity
  • Death and Burial
  • Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion
  • Architecture and the Built Heritage
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • GIS
  • (Re)Presenting the Past: History in Film

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Independent Study in Archaeology and Heritage
  • Managing the Historic Environment

Optional

  • Neolithic and Bronze Age
  • Iron Age and Roman Britain
  • Medieval Archaeology and Local Heritage
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Work Placement
  • Extension Module
  • Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion
  • Architecture and the Built Heritage
  • GIS
  • Applied GIS and Remote Sensing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

96-112 UCAS Tariff points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Students at Worcester are fully eligible for the UK Government's student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

Our growing scholarship programme offers eligible students the opportunity to earn scholarships and prizes for every year of their studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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