Archaeology at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

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Course Overview Accredited by both the Chartered Institute for Archaeology and University Archaeology UK, with hands-on fieldwork at its core, MSci Archaeology is designed to be the ideal start to a professional archaeology career. Why study with us

  • Spend 14 weeks in the field, working on real research excavations across the UK, making significant finds while developing both specialist and transferrable skills and knowledge.
  • Undertake a major independent research project on a topic of your choice in the 4th year, further developing your skills and employability.
  • We have state-of-the-art facilities, including an on-campus training excavation site, archaeological science lab, soil flotation unit, dedicated human bone labs, 3D scanners and cutting-edge excavation equipment.
What you'll do
  • You'll have the flexibility to delve into the specialist areas that interest you most, with option units in everything from cultural anthropology to human remains.
  • We have an experienced team of research-active staff, with an excellent staff-student ratio – ensuring you'll have plenty of personal support and attention.
  • Your learning will be assessed through real-life projects, such as client reports, radio broadcasts and articles that help build your skills rather than end of year exams.
  • This course has been accredited by the CifA. Nationally we are one of only seven universities to receive this accreditation. In their report, assessors commented that 'The focus on excavation and field archaeology is clearly a unique selling point of the department, and it is clear that students leave with an unparalleled level and range of experience.'
Future careers Our MSci (Hons) Archaeology course offers the specialist knowledge and hands-on skills you'll need to explore a career in this competitive and fascinating profession.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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

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*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Archaeology at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS