Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Archaeology

If you have a first degree in an associated subject and want to convert your skills to pursue a career in archaeology this course will appeal to you - particularly if you have some practical experience. Archaeology is an exciting and ever-evolving profession that requires a high level of skill and dedication. This course offers you the opportunity to build on your first degree to make yourself more marketable in the archaeological sector, while allowing you to tailor your studies to meet your personal needs and interests. According to a report published in May 2016 by Historic England, there is an urgent need in the UK for more archaeologists following a surge in infrastructure projects, such as HS2, Crossrail 2 and major road upgrades. The report emphasises the importance of archaeological field schools to produce specifically trained graduates. Participation in the Big Dig allows you to gain a wide range of field archaeological skills. The many optional units on this degree will allow you to broaden your skills and knowledge in areas including maritime archaeology, forensic archaeology, zooarchaeology and the core area of field archaeology. You will be taught by some of the UK's leading practitioners in the sector, and under the guidance of this dedicated and enthusiastic team you can expect to develop your archaeological skills to reach your full potential.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent in a relevant subject area and/or relevant comprehensive professional experience. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Techniques of Archaeological Recovery & Recording - Research Project. Option units: Applied Field Investigation - Forensic Archaeology - Management of Archaeological Material - Maritime Archaeology - Principles & Methods in Human Osteology - Principles & Methods in Zooarchaeology - Marine Environment, Heritage & Spatial Planning - Archaeology of Human Remains - Advanced Zooarchaeology - Human Evolution - Humans, Animals & Diet - Applied Maritime Archaeology.
​Please note that option units require minimum numbers to run and may change from year to year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

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