Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University


The archaeological profession relies on individuals with a high level of practical skills and the ability to apply their knowledge effectively in a variety of different situations. This course provides essential practical skills and experience in the core pillars of field survey, excavation, post excavation (large find materials and/or environmental), and research skills. There are many optional units to choose from within this course that will allow you to gain further knowledge and skills in other specialised areas, such as maritime archaeology, forensic archaeology, zooarchaeology, and Geographical Information Systems. This will give you extra marketability in the professional arena, as well as allowing you to tailor your learning to meet your own needs and interests. You will gain experience in managing and supervising excavations and in planning and executing a programme of post-excavation analysis.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, 2.2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience.

Course modules

Core modules: Archaeological fierl investigation; recording and understanding archaeological landscapes; research skills; research project. Optional modules: Past environmental change; professional practice in post excavation; maritime archaeology; forensic archaeology; geographical information systems; principles and methods in zooarhaeology; humans, animals and diet.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

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