FdSc Archaeology

As the only Archaeology Foundation Degree in the country, you will be taught using the latest digital technologies to receive a good grounding in all periods of British archaeology, both prehistoric and historic.

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(This video contains information about both FdSc and Bsc (Hons) Archaeology)

Cornwall presents a great setting in which to study due to its access to coastline, beaches and moorlands, perfect for field trips to local sites. You will examine the distinctive archaeological record in Cornwall including the Celtic West, the importance of Tintagel, and significance of Cornwall's industrial sites, which have received World Heritage Status. Extensive fieldwork and artefact case provides you with the opportunity to understand surveys and discover the practical essentials of archaeological work. Practical skills such as surveying, excavation, museum work, computing and observing monuments will also be explored, with museum placements and practical sessions in artefact analysis. 

On successful completion of this course, you will be a reflective individual who can consider ethical viewpoints, the culture and identity of others and will have a strong sense of observation of the world around us. 

Where will this course take me?

You can top-up this qualification at Truro and Penwith College by enrolling in:

This qualification can take you into roles such as:

  • Archaeologist 
  • Heritage Manager
  • Gallery Exhibitions Officer
  • Specialised Museum Assistant

How to Apply

Applications for September 2021 are now open. 

Please apply to this course via Ucas using the below information: 

UCAS Institution: Truro and Penwith College
UCAS Institution Code: T85
UCAS Course Code: V400

FdSc Archaeology
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