UCLan offer a new BSc (Hons) degree in archaeology that combines hands-on practicals with lectures and fieldwork. Particular specialisms include the study of prehistoric artefacts, past perceptions of landscapes, human evolution, and the protection and interpretation of important archaeological sites.
What they say:
The BSc (Hons) Archaeology combines hands-on practical work with lectures. Fieldwork is a core part of the degree and is assessed: all students do a minimum of 10 weeks fieldwork during their 3 year course. You will get the chance to take part in local archaeology as well as work further afield in the UK and abroad. Whilst being one of the biggest universities in the country, we have an excellent staff:student ratio meaning you get the time and attention you deserve. We have excellent facilities such as a new archaeological science laboratory which includes areas for processing finds as well as a soil flotation unit; and a dedicated bone lab for the analysis of skeletal remains. We have a suite of geophysical equipment and excavation equipment.
What we say:
UCLan is at the forefront of developing new and innovative ways to teach archaeology, supported by our web guide to fieldwork methods, and we house one of the largest collections of anthropological human remains in the UK. Part of the School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences, UCLAN focuses in the science of archaeology, offering a BSc pathway only to undergraduates. Post graduate courses continue the focus on forensics and include an MSt in Osteoarchaeology.