THE UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

Archaeology

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Our BSc degree in Archaeology integrates traditional archaeology with the practical application of scientific methods that are applied to today’s archaeology.

It is a professionally-focused degree in archaeology with a strong fieldwork component and a focus on human osteology or the environment.

Your degree pathway in the second and final years will comprise a number of compulsory core modules that characterise this combination of archaeology and applied archaeological science. We offer a number of clear pathways, which will provide you with a specialism in, for example, prehistoric archaeology or in cultural resource management.

The course is underpinned by the opportunity to undertake a placement and by a substantial individual research dissertation in a topic of your own choosing.

Archaeological Sciences at Bradford was given 94% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey 2016.

Programme description

Our BSc degree in Archaeology integrates traditional archaeology with the practical application of scientific methods that are applied to today’s archaeology.

It is a professionally-focused degree in archaeology with a strong fieldwork component and a focus on human osteology or the environment.

Your degree pathway in the second and final years will comprise a number of compulsory core modules that characterise this combination of archaeology and applied archaeological science. We offer a number of clear pathways, which will provide you with a specialism in, for example, prehistoric archaeology or in cultural resource management.

The course is underpinned by the opportunity to undertake a placement and by a substantial individual research dissertation in a topic of your own choosing.

Archaeological Sciences at Bradford was given 94% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey 2016.

Key Modules

Almost half our recent graduates have entered archaeologically-related careers – one of the highest rates in the UK.

Former students have become field archaeologists, cultural resource managers, university lecturers and even accountants.

Other career opportunities include computing, management, or teaching, and many areas where employers are looking for transferable skills and an analytical mind.

Many graduates choose to continue their education and enrol on taught Master’s or research degrees.

Module & Subject

Year 1: Archaeological Theory and Method (core), Archaeology of the British Isles (core), Field Course I (Malham) (core), Human Evolution (core), Humans: Past and Present (core) Scientific Frameworks (core) Year 2: Advanced Methods in Archaeology (core), Archaeology Field Course (core), Artefact Studies (core), Instrumental Analysis (core), Laboratory Science (core), Theoretical Archaeology (core), Celts, Greeks & Romans: the Iron Age in Europe (option), Ecology and Bioarchaeology (option), Heritage Management with GIS (option), Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (option) Year 3: Placement Year 4: Archaeometry (core), Individual Project (core), Forensic Archaeology (option), Geohazards: Past, Present, and Future (option), Human Osteoarchaeology (option), Hunter Gatherers: Present and Past (option), Reconstructing Past Environments (option), The Viking Settlement of the North Atlantic (option)

Assessment method

The teaching and learning strategy takes into consideration the learning outcomes, progression through the levels of study, the nature of the subject and the student intake, and the need for you to take greater responsibility for your own learning as you progress through the programme. The assessment strategy is designed to support the learning outcomes of each programme and each specific module. A wide range of formative and summative assessment methods are used, including essays, worksheets, laboratory reports, group-work, poster (in the placement year) and oral presentations, reflective journals and examinations.

Entry Requirements
  • International Baccalaureate requirements-120 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects.
  • Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
  • Plus minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
  • English language requirements-Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
  • CIFS entry requirement-If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies
  • 80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus a Maths qualification equivalent to GCSE grade C. UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no subtest less than 5.0.
  • CIFS modules to be taken-Students study the four core modules plus:
  • Global Business Environment And ONE additional module from the following:
  • Foundation in Chemistry
    Introduction to the Social Sciences
    Foundation in Human Biology
    Foundation Mathematics 2
    Progression requirements for degree programme
  • An overall average of at least 65%

 

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  17800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  University of Bradford Bradford West Yorkshire BD7 1DP UK
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER