Archaeological Practice at Winchester focuses on the current practice of archaeology, including the methods used for prospecting new sites, excavation techniques, analysis of finds and preparation of reports. You may wish to pursue the BSc (Hons) Archaeological Practice course. Alternatively, you may pursue the BSc (Hons) Archaeological Practice with Professional Placement course, which includes a year in industry. The first academic year provides a sound foundation in both the practice and theory of archaeology. You are required to attend the summer training excavation for four weeks during the first summer vacation and should ensure you have accommodation available during late May and June. Your learning is enhanced in subsequent years by practical and applied skills such as GIS, Geomatics and Remote Sensing. If you pursue the BSc (Hons) Archaeological Practice with Professional Placement pathway you will participate in a year-long industry placement in your third academic year. This is a non-credit-bearing year of study. On successful completion of the placement year, you gain a Portfolio of Professional Practice to demonstrate your experience to potential employers. In the final academic year, specific topics are explored in greater depth alongside more advanced vocational modules. You also complete a dissertation, although those on the alternative pathway can opt to undertake a month-long work-based placement instead. The Department of Archaeology at the University of Winchester is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). You can become Affiliates of the CIfA. After graduation you can build up field experience to progress to full membership categories.
For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) (formerly Institute of Field Archaeologists)
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.
We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence. All undergraduate applicants are also required to provide evidence of English Language and will need to obtain a minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall (including 5.5 in Writing).
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.