Bishop Grosseteste University Archaeology

Bishop Grosseteste University Archaeology

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This course is ideal if you’re fascinated by both ancient and modern history and if you want to explore and investigate the material remains of past societies and cultures. It will allow you to get hands-on with the past and explore civilizations and societies from throughout history, in a practical and interesting way.

Studying Archaeology at BGU will take you on an amazing journey into the physical reality of the distant past, while you learn and develop as an independent student.

About Archaeology at BGU

Throughout the course we make excellent use of the unique archives and museums in the ancient city of Lincoln, which detail its 2,000 year history – from Roman foundation to industrial renaissance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

You will have the chance to study periods of history ranging from the Neolithic through to Roman and Medieval times as well as exploring contemporary archaeology. In addition to studying archaeological evidence from these different time periods, you will also explore key ideas and current issues, such as community archaeology,  war and commemoration.

Not only will you gain the practical skills to undertake archaeological fieldwork, including excavation and surveying, as well as post-excavation studies but you’ll also strengthen key transferable skills, such as analysing data, assessing evidence, presenting your views and constructing arguments using critical reasoning.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, as well as fieldwork activities and site visits. As you progress through the course you will spend an increasing amount of time on independent study and personal research. A wide range of approaches is taken to assessment including written assignments and coursework, presentations, portfolios, practical assessments and a small number of exams.

Employability is important to us at BGU, and as part of the course you will have the chance to take a work-based placement at a relevant site or museum, as well as the exciting opportunity to join the annual BGU training and research excavation – where you can put into practise your newly developed skills.