Bournemouth University

Course Details

Archaeology and Anthropology BA (Hons)

Course Description

Duration: 3 years full-time with an optional short placement, or 4 years with a 40-week placement. This diverse and flexible course has been designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the study of human societies, past and present. We have a strong reputation for the quality of our archaeological, anthropological and sociological courses and this degree combines our expertise and enthusiasm for all of these subjects in one place. Alongside the theory, you’ll also receive a solid grounding in the practical elements of archaeology and anthropology through working in our laboratories and in the field. We’ll give you the opportunity to specialise in social or biological anthropology or archaeology in your second year, but if you’d like to take a broader focus, you can continue to study elements of all three disciplines, allowing you to tailor it to suit your interests. The interdisciplinary nature of Archaeology and Anthropology at BU draws from our established and well-respected archaeological, anthropological and sociological programmes to provide a broad-based education and an in-depth understanding of the diversity and richness of contemporary and past human societies across the globe.

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Career outcomes

Archaeologist Operations team leader Quality co-ordinator.

Archaeology and Anthropology BA (Hons) Bournemouth University