Bournemouth University

Course Details

Archaeological and Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons)

Course Description

Duration: 3 years with a 5-week placement, or 4 years with a 40-week placement. Increased professionalism, together with developments in science and technology, means archaeological and forensic sciences require high-quality scientists. This course involves applying science in archaeological and forensic contexts. It offers you a distinctive blend of laboratory and field science within a rigorous academic framework, bridging the sciences and humanities. You'll be prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in archaeology, forensics and other applied sciences. You'll be provided with theoretical and practical training covering crime scene science, toxicology, chemistry and molecular biology. The course draws on our expertise in forensic science, archaeology, anthropology, genocide investigation and toxicology. You can also discover how anthropology offers a unique perspective on what it means to be human by choosing relevant option units in your second and third years, which you'll share with students on our Anthropology degree.

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Career outcomes

We have an internationally renowned reputation for producing highly skilled practitioners with excellent career opportunities. Graduates from our archaeology courses have gone on to work in all parts of the discipline. Many graduates have gone on to postgraduate study, while others are now working for English Heritage, Historic Scotland and the National Trust, leading commercial units such as the Museum of London Archaeology Services, Oxford Archaeology and Wessex Archaeology, as well as a host of museums and archaeological consultancies. Industries worked in Archaeology Historical preservation Archaeological consultancies Local government services Forensic sciences.

Archaeological and Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University