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University of Bradford

Bradford, UK

Archaeology BSc (Hons)

Admission Requirements

**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for  students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.

A personal statement, 1 academic reference letter from school or college.

About The Program

About The University

Application Deadline

Start Date


IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (No less than 5.5 in any section)

Minimimum Academic Requirement

English Proficiency Requirement

Other Requirements

Program Level

30 Days

Average Decision Time


Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees

18,240 GBP


Program Duration

4 Years

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Jul 30


The University of Bradford offers a wide range of financial help to assist you on your university journey, and invests over £4m annually in the Access Agreement and other scholarships to support students from all backgrounds. Students from Bangladesh are eligible for a 2000 GBP scholarship per year for undergraduate programs. Students from Pakistan, Nepal and India are eligible to apply for Vice Chancellors Scholarship and also other scholarship where the amount varies from 2,500 GBP to 4000 GBP per year.

This degree in Archaeology integrates traditional archaeology with the practical application of scientific methods that are applied to today’s archaeology.
It is a professionally-focused degree in archaeology with a strong fieldwork component and a focus on human osteology or the environment.

Your degree pathway in the second and final years will comprise a number of compulsory core modules that characterise this combination of archaeology and applied archaeological science. The University offer a number of clear pathways, which will provide you with a specialism in, for example, prehistoric archaeology or in cultural resource management.
The course is underpinned by the opportunity to undertake a placement and by a substantial individual research dissertation in a topic of your own choosing.

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Almost half recent graduates from this University have entered archaeologically-related careers one of the highest rates in the UK.
Former students have become field archaeologists, cultural resource managers, university lecturers and even accountants.
Other career opportunities include computing, management, or teaching, and many areas where employers are looking for transferable skills and an analytical mind.
Many graduates choose to continue their education and enrol on taught Master’s or research degrees.

100% of  2017 School of Archaeological Sciences graduates from this University found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
Students who have completed the placement year can apply for Associate Membership of the Institute for Archaeologists.

The University have a range of outstanding analytical facilities including-

The Biological Anthropology Research Centre, which holds the largest collection of human skeletal remains in any archaeology department in the UK, including specimens from the Neolithic to the 19th century.

Three osteology laboratories; histology and microscopy laboratories
A newly refurbished radiography suite with both traditional and digital radiography equipment.
The University is a leading centre for multi-isotope analysis of archaeological materials including bone, teeth, hair, shell and pottery ‘foodcrusts’ through the analysis of the stable isotopes of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur.
Laboratories for archaeological geophysics; lithic microwear analysis; soils / biological processing, and environmental archaeology, Dedicated Forensic Taphonomy and Conservation laboratories,Dedicated Crime Scene House and Field Station at Oxenhope Moor Project work-rooms including the Iron Age Research Laboratory and the North Atlantic Research Laboratory. New in-house Visualisation Suite encompasses a wide range of archaeological imaging and analysis capability.

Core modules-

  • 1st year- British Archaeology, Introduction to Archaeological Methods, Biological Anthropology: From Human Evolution to Forensic Anthropology, Scientific Frameworks, Field Recording Skills, Themes in World Archaeology.

  • 2nd year- Archaeological Fieldwork, Interpreting the Past, Heritage Management with GIS, OptionUnderstanding Artefacts, Prehistoric Societies, Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Bioarchaeology: Humans, Plants and Animals.

  • 3rd year-Dissertation, Archaeology in Contemporary Society, Option- Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork, Current Research in Archaeological Sciences, Bones, Bodies and Burials, Landscapes, Climate and Society.

The placement year gives you the opportunity to gain real experience and professional training within your degree in order to kick-start your career. It is unique and valued throughout the archaeological world. In the sandwich year you will only pay £1,824.

The University of Bradford has always been pioneers in developing new course subjects and modes of teaching, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, students, and of society as a whole, the course provision and research strategy is designed in response to the changing business, social, scientific and environmental landscape.

With over 50 years of academic excellence behind the University continue to grow our international reputation, course provision, and research impact.

Today the University's associations and networks span the globe; from strong links to leading local and national employers, to academic partner institutions, to the World Technology Universities Network, this University is an outward facing institution committed to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge for the benefit of global society.

There is an alumni community of more than 140,000 graduates in over 175 countries worldwide.



  • Distance Learning MBA ranked the best value for money in the world, 4th in the world for career progress, and 10th in the world overall (Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2019)

  • Top 10 in UK for Chemical Engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2019)


  • Top 10 in UK for Forensic Science, Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, and Physiotherapy (Complete University Guide 2020) 


Key facts and statistics

8,564 students in the 2018/2019 academic year
- 7,197 undergraduate
- 1,042 postgraduate taught
- 325 postgraduate research
- 7,693 full-time, 871 part-time
- 7,177 UK residence, 368 EU, 1,019 non-EU

1499 staff in the 2018/2019 academic year
Over 140,000 alumni across 175 countries

A successor to the Bradford Mechanics Institute, Bradford Technical College, and the Bradford Institute of Technology, the University of Bradford became the UK’s fortieth University in 1966 and has continued to grow ever since. 

Student population is now almost 10,000, bringing students from 150 nations together in one place of learning excellence.

After Bradford Institute of Technology was granted a Royal Charter and the University of Bradford was established, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was installed as the first Chancellor. Today, that role belongs to Kate Swann, a respected leader in the UK business world.

The University's Business School is one of the oldest in the UK, continues to be a world leader in business and management education, research and knowledge transfer.  It is one of only a small number of business schools across the world with the coveted triple-crown of Accreditations.

In 2018 It became the first British University of Sanctuary. This builds on our history and culture of welcome and inclusion, which was established through the creation of the first British University Peace Studies department in 1973.


HSC with minimum GPA 4.8 or 78% marks


70% marks in Indian School Certificate / Higher Secondary Certificate / Standard 12


Minimum 70% at Higher Secondary Education Certificate


Minimum 60% at Intermediate/ Higher Secondary Certificate


Minimum UCAS tariff points 112 or 3 subjects in A- levels with BBC. there is no subject specific requirment

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