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BSc (Hons)Archaeology

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Overview

Scientific analyses of archaeological remains are today answering some of humankind’s most fundamental questions. If you want to learn the skills required to join this vibrant area of scholarship, the Archaeology BSc will train you in scientific methods used at the forefront of many important discoveries. Taught by world-leading researchers in materials analysis, bio archaeology and environmental reconstruction, this degree provides you with experience of the key issues and methods world-wide. As with the Archaeology BA, this degree programme will also provide you with a fundamental understanding of archaeological methods and theory combined with the study of the archaeology of specific geographical areas and chronological periods.

Single Honours students will be required to complete four weeks of supervised fieldwork. This involves two weeks of residential archaeological training on our field school at the end of Year One and a further two week placement at the end of Year Two.

Subject is available through Honours. More information here

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Students are introduced to the basic methods of archaeology and the main periods and areas taught at Liverpool. Students take six compulsory modules (plus two optional modules) which currently include:

The Origins of Humanity
Bronze Age Civilizations in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Near East
Empires and Citizens in the Classical Mediterranean and the Near East
From Boudicca to the Beatles – a Material Exploration of the British Past
Principles of Archaeology
The Practice of Archaeology

Programme Year Two

Students take two compulsory modules (Archaeological Excavation Skills and Artefacts and Technology), and then choose a further two modules from a selection that currently includes the following:

ALGY214
ALGY266
ALGY228
Living with Climate Change
ALGY234
Faunal Studies

Programme Year Three

Students take four compulsory modules:

The dissertation (equivalent to two modules), which is a subject of the student’s choice researched in depth
Archaeology and Contemporary Society: ethics and politics
Students then choose their four remaining modules from a list of over 20, that currently includes the following:

ALGY397, Prehistoric Economies, ALGY363, ALGY356
Diet, Evolution and Culture. ALGYALGY330, Geoarchaeology
At least two of the chosen modules should be related to the dissertation topic.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are well equipped for a wide variety of careers in fields as diverse as journalism, heritage management, law, the civil service, teaching, business, IT and tourism. You can also go on to undertake further study and research degrees and our past students have had marked success in gaining employment in universities and major museums, locally, national and internationally.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States