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Archaeology and Anthropology with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
ABB-BBBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Explore how humans and our ancestors engaged with the world, and gain a fascinating insight into what it means to be human. This course combines aspects of the humanities and the sciences. You'll study global human diversity in time and space, in a truly interdisciplinary way. Along with studying the theoretical background, you'll do fieldwork as part of an active research project in the UK or abroad.

This course gives students an insight into how human societies came into being today, how they have changed over time, and the underlying reasons for human diversity today.

The degree integrates the disciplines of archaeology (the study of the human past through its material remains) and anthropology, which is made up of 3 areas:

  • social anthropology (exploring how people in different places create meaning and build communities)

  • biological anthropology (looking at the physiological and genetic diversity in present and past human and primate societies)

  • anthropological linguistics (the study of humans through the languages they use)

This course combines aspects of the humanities and the sciences. We have a purpose-built archaeology building, equipped with the latest science-based laboratories. You'll gain hands-on experience with archaeological artefacts and materials, and receive practical training for a career in archaeology or anthropology.

You'll spend a year abroad at one of our partner institutions such as the University of Malta or the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. This will give you the chance to discover theories and findings in exotic locations and boost your career opportunities.

This degree also gives you the opportunity to study a minor subject alongside the main programme.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 262.23 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.