Archaeology Field School

Discover, excavate and analyse a medieval site from the Anarchy period.

Two people talking on an archaeological dig site Archaeology Field School on film

Watch a clip from the BBC series Digging for Britain (© BBC and Rare TV), featuring students from our Archaeology Field School and its academic lead, Dr Stuart Prior.

Programme dates Sunday 16 June to Saturday 29 June 2024
Programme fee and discounts £2,995
What's included

We offer a 10% discount for early-bird applicants who apply by Friday 1 March 2024 and to students from International Partner Universities and Study Abroad student mobility partners. Students from our partner institutions who apply to our study abroad programmes through an agent will not be eligible to obtain a fee discount.
Credits You will receive 10 academic credits when you complete the programme. This is roughly equivalent to 5 ECTS credits or 3 US semester credits.
Early-bird application ends Friday 1 March 2024
Closing date for all applications

End of Thursday 2 May 2024: Applications for this programme have now closed. You can register an interest for our 2025 programme using the button above.

Places are limited and offers for programme places are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who it's for

The Archaeology Field School is open to international students with or without previous site-based experience. Our expert faculty staff will help you to develop your excavation, post-excavation analytical, anthropological, and archaeological skills.

What you will learn

Together we will uncover an exciting and important moment in British history. You will learn how to apply anthropological archaeology theory through practical experience. The Archaeology Field School will teach you to critically assess an archaeological site within its historical and physical landscape and analyse your excavated finds.

Entry requirements

You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for the Archaeology Field School:

Study level Currently studying at undergraduate level
Subject requirements We welcome applications from all majors, but the summer school is particularly suited to anthropology, archaeology, geography, art history, history, sociology, conservation and heritage, classics and museum studies majors.
Academic requirements GPA equivalent to 60–63% on the UK scale, C on the ECTS scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale
English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet our English language profile C.

You can view the tests and levels we accept by visiting our Profile C language requirements page and selecting the 'English Language Proficiency Tests' tab. 

For this programme, we also accept CET-4 scores of at least 550 and CET-6 scores of at least 520.

Age 18 or over

Bristol’s Archaeology Field School truly encouraged me to learn something new beyond my major, to better understand British history through archaeology and to have precious opportunities to gain hands-on experience at the archaeological site. I am grateful to be one of the participants of this inspiring course, which allowed me to explore the world!

Kwan Wai, Hong Kong

Why choose a Bristol Summer?

Study at a top-10 UK university and explore one of the UK’s most exciting cities. Programme fee includes accommodation and social programme.

Contact us

You can email or phone us if you have any questions about the course or your eligibility.

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