BA Archaeology and Anthropology (VL46)

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UCAS code VL46
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £To be confirmed per year
  • International students: £20,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BA Archaeology and Anthropology

In today's fast-changing and globalising world an ability to understand the diversity of human behaviour and experience across space and time is extremely valuable. Our BA Archaeology and Anthropology offers an exciting, interdisciplinary perspective on what it means to be human, employing archaeology and social, biological and linguistic anthropology to address key challenges past and present. These include migration and mobility, sustainable heritage and development, and technological change and social inequalities.

Our programme provides students with practical and professional skills designed to enhance employability through activities such as the analysis of big data on contemporary population health; biomolecular investigation of archaeological finds; and the presentation of cultural heritage to the public.

Year one introduces the fundamental theories of the two disciplines. You will take units that introduce you to the disciplines of archaeology and material culture studies as well as social, linguistic and biological anthropology.

Years two and three allow greater specialisation in skills, regional foci and current debates. You will become familiar with the range of research methods and theoretical frameworks employed and the sorts of questions archaeologists and anthropologists ask.

A wide variety of optional units exploring particular themes, periods and geographical areas are available at second- and third-year level.

The third year provides an opportunity to pursue a specialist area of interest, working closely with a member of staff to write a dissertation on an original topic of your choice. There is a work placement option with an external partner such as a museum, commercial archaeological unit or national heritage organisation.

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Typical offer for BA Archaeology and Anthropology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB 
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Additional written work may be required; please contact the Enquiries team for details.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD Distinctions may be requested in specified units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject-specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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