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Archaeology BSc (Hons)



What will I learn?

Archaeology unites the sciences and humanities to explore our shared human past.This course allows you to explore a range of scientific approaches in our laboratories and in the field. You will examine animal bones, human skeletons and ancient materials, applying techniques that range from the study of ancient DNA to chemical analysis and the study of isotopes. You also have the opportunity to explore cultures from a wide range of periods and geographical regions.You will complete 20 days of archaeological fieldwork. This includes taking part in an approved excavation project, or a related placement, in the UK or overseas.In the core module, 'Communicating the Past', you will consider how best to present heritage to the public, working in groups to create an interactive activity based on your studies. Recent project titles have included:Europe’s Ice Age Hunter-Gatherers – museum exhibition designHadrian’s Wall – an Archaeology Escape Room experienceHMS Royal George – a digital shipwreck tourSeeking out Nottingham’s Past – an Archaeology puzzle gameTravel the Apennine Way – Roman Board GameWe work closely with the British Geological Survey and the University Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre, and offer artefact-handling sessions and educational projects at the on-campus University Museum.You are encouraged to follow your interests and can choose from our full range of modules in classics and archaeology, studying the language, history, art and culture of the ancient world. You can also take subsidiary modules from other departments – such as history, philosophy, or history of art – or study a language.You don't need any scientific or archaeological experience to join the course.

Which department am I in?

Department of Classics and Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£21,500.00 (US$ 26,215) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 September 2023


University Park Campus

University Park,


NG7 2RD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

AAB - with A in Computer Science. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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