You’ll spend time each year on placement in the UK and/or abroad, working on live digs, making real discoveries and helping carry out cutting-edge research - and continuing your studies and progressing on to the MSci will lead to more professional recognition in the industry.
The study of Archaeology focuses on our understanding of past cultures, patterns of resource use and ways of life through an examination of a variety of evidence including artefacts, human remains, the landscape and documentary records. The systematic recovery and critical interpretation of such evidence is essential to the development of archaeological knowledge.
The Bsc Archaeology (Hons) at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a wide-ranging and practically-based single honours degree; allowing our students to gain vital experience and build contacts with working archaeologists. Undertaking a substantial research project in the final year, leads to the Master of Science award.
You will spend at least eight weeks on placement – working on real excavations and helping to do cutting-edge research. Some of these digs are research projects run by UCLan staff, but we also encourage more experienced students to organise their own placements with external organisations, either here or abroad.
About 10% of our students do some or all of their placement with an external organisation, usually these are museum-based but we have also had people working for other local archaeological employers.
You’ll have the chance to go on a two-week study field trip to Kenya in your final year, a unique opportunity to live and work among the Maasai people and study the archaeology of their country.
UCLan's Archaeology degree course has a selection of international opportunities across the globe. Past projects where student have participated include California, Spain, Albania, Israel, and Mauritius. Current projects include Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology of California; Ribchester Roman Fort; Neolithic Orkney; and the archaeology of prehistoric Wales.
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- The Archaeology of Britain
- Field Archaeology
- History of Archaeological Thought
- Bones, Bodies and Burials
- Archaeological Materials
- Thinking about the Past
- Themes in British Archaeology
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- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesArchaeology View 172 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
- BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction
- Pass Access Course: 104 UCAS Points
- International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
- IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
- GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
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International12700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.