Undergraduate courses

Students on an archaeological dig

Students on an excavation at Berkeley Castle

At Bristol, our courses introduce you to the history, theories and practice of the two major areas of archaeology and anthropology, delivered by a friendly academic community at the forefront of their fields of research.

Our courses will equip you with the ability to handle complex data sets and concepts, and to interpret material and literary evidence confidently. There is plenty of opportunity to put theoretical knowledge and skills into practice via field work and practical projects, with each degree providing a different focus on our discipline.


Liberal Arts

The department also contributes to the following multidisciplinary courses:

The choice of units offered at Bristol is great, especially within a subject as vast as Archaeology. I even got the opportunity to dig in North Carolina.

Jo Rees-Howell, BA Archaeology and Anthropology 2011


A degree in archaeology and anthropology prepares you for a huge range of professional careers. You will acquire strong analytical, practical and field-based skills that will equip you to work in diverse fields.

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