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Archaeology degrees abroad

Archaeology is the fascinating study of history through the excavation of artefacts and other physical remains. It combines history and elements of science and engineering, and is the ideal program if you have a passion for the past and want to get your hands dirty.

As an archaeology student you’ll study historical sites, structural remains, bones, tools and other artefacts. Many programs involve field trips and practical work, and choosing to study archaeology abroad means you could be in touching distance of some of the world’s most interesting archaeological sites.

Studying archaeology abroad also means you will be able to choose from a much bigger range of programs, and access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology you might not get at home. It’s also a great opportunity to broaden your personal horizons, experience a new culture and improve your language skills, all while gaining a world class education.

Archaeology program structure

Archaeology degree program content will differ depending on the university you choose to study at. Some universities tailor the curriculum around the history and archaeology of the local area, so you can work on real world issues and sites.

At undergraduate level, Archaeology degrees usually take three or four years to complete, and can be offered as BSc or BA degrees. BA degrees tend to focus more on humanities, while the BSc might concentrate more on the scientific techniques involved in archaeology. Although the two are slightly different, both will combine elements of humanities and science.

Programs are taught through lectures, group tutorials and practical classes. Most courses offer the chance to study a year abroad where you can visit archaeological sites. Some also offer work placements at local museums where you can get real world experience.

At postgraduate level you can study an MA or MSc, and often you can choose to study a specific area of archaeology, like forensic archaeology, historical archaeology or digital archaeology. Most master’s programs are taught over one or two years.

It’s also possible to study for a research degree in archaeology as a PhD or MPhil. This type of terminal degree can take up to five years to complete, and will involve the completion of a substantial research thesis.

Some of the modules and subjects you can expect to study on an archaeology program include:

  • Practical archaeology skills
  • History and prehistory
  • Technology in archaeology
  • Forensic archaeology
  • Analysis of artefacts
  • Archaeology research
  • Ancient civilizations

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Archaeology study abroad programs

Archaeology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in archaeology

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    Middle Eastern, Jewish and Islamic Civilisations and Ancient History and Archaeology - Dual BA Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,459 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,609 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Anthropology—Archaeology - BA Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,690 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,690 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Anthropology: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology - BA California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,499 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Anthropology: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology - BA California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Archaeological, Anthropological and Forensic Sciences - BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,820 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in archaeology

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    Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management - AA Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,373 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,839 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Archaeology graduate programs

Master's in archaeology

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    Applied Archaeology - MA California State University, San Bernardino, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,404 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,404 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Earth and Environmental Sciences: Archaeology - MSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January, April
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    Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology - MSc Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,295 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Future archaeology careers

Most archaeology graduates will look for employment in history and heritage related roles, but the skills you’ll learn are transferable to a wide range of careers. Popular jobs for archaeology graduates include:

  • Archaeologist
  • Museum curator
  • Heritage site manager
  • Historic building inspector
  • Conservation manager
  • Higher education researcher
  • Lecturer

As well as jobs closely linked to archaeology fields, many graduates use the skills they’ve learnt to work in finance, media, law and many other fields.