- If you’re interested in the story of human beings; how we evolved, why we live in different sorts of societies around the world, and how we interact with one another and the environment, then Archaeology & Anthropology is the course for you.
- You’ll be able to combine cultural and biological anthropology with archaeology to study human cultures from the present day back to the evolutionary origins of humanity. This produces graduates with highly sought-after transferable skills including critical analysis, communication and collaboration.
- This course benefits from state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. These include dedicated human bone labs, an archaeological science lab with areas for processing finds, a soil flotation unit, an imaging suite with 3D scanners and a suite of cutting-edge geophysical and excavation equipment.
- The course is divided equally between modules in archaeology and anthropology and is accredited by both the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, and the University Archaeology UK. You’ll acquire analytical and interpretive techniques to understand the nature and origins of people across selected time periods, developing the skills you need to understand the nature and origins of anthropological and archaeological evidence.
- Our teaching collection includes one of the largest anthropological collections of human remains in the country.
- We offer a selection of local, national and international fieldwork. Previous students have undertaken archaeological excavations at Stonehenge, tombs in Orkney and caves in California.
- Bachelor of Science with Honours in Archaeology and Anthropology is ranked 4th in the UK with 98% of students satisfied with teaching (National Student Survey 2020)
Year 1: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Osteology and Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology, The Archaeology of Britain, Study Skills, Bones, Bodies and Burials Year 2: Archaeological Fieldwork I, Research and Study, Forensic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology in Theory and Practice, Plus two optional modules from: Environmental Change, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland, Later Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain, Roman and Post Roman Britain, Hunter Gatherers: Past and Present, Life and Death in Medieval Britain, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Modern World Year 3: Dissertation (double module), Debates in Anthropology, plus three optional modules from – Forensic Taphonomy (double module), Hunter Gatherers: Past and Present, Life and Death in Medieval Britain, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Modern World, Later Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland, Roman and Post Roman Britain
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|