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Course summary

In today's fast-changing and globalising world, an ability to understand the diversity of human behaviour and experience across space and time is extremely valuable. Our BA Archaeology and Anthropology course offers an exciting, interdisciplinary perspective on what it means to be human, employing archaeology and social, biological and linguistic anthropology to address key challenges past and present. These include migration and mobility, sustainable heritage and development, and technological change and social inequalities. Our course provides students with practical and professional skills designed to enhance employability through activities such as the analysis of big data on contemporary population health; biomolecular investigation of archaeological finds; and the presentation of cultural heritage to the public. Year one introduces the fundamental theories of the two disciplines. You will take units that introduce you to the disciplines of archaeology and material culture studies as well as social, linguistic and biological anthropology. Years two and three allow greater specialisation in skills, regional foci and current debates. You will become familiar with the range of research methods and theoretical frameworks employed and the sorts of questions archaeologists and anthropologists ask. A wide variety of optional units exploring particular themes, periods and geographical areas is available at second- and third-year level. The third year provides an opportunity to pursue a specialist area of interest working closely with a member of staff to write a dissertation on an original topic of your choice. There is a work placement option with an external partner such as a museum, commercial archaeological unit or national heritage organisation.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
VL46
Institution code:
B78
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 80% overall

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2024/anthropology/ba-archaeology-and-anthropology/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £23900 Year 1
International £23900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Bristol - UCAS