Archaeology and Ancient History


When you're studying at Leicester, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable practical and professional experience out in the field, in our labs, and on study tours around the world.

Archaeology: Fieldschools

Fieldwork at our fantastic Bradgate Park fieldschool is a core part of the degree for all Archaeology and joint honours students. The Bradgate Park fieldschool offers the opportunity to excavate 15,000 years of history, gain skills and contribute directly to scientific research, and get involved in outreach activities. You can follow the dig and student discoveries on Facebook and on Twitter.

Unearthing history at Bradgate Park

Find out more about our archaeological work at our Bradgate Park fieldschool.

Other practical opportunities

In addition to Bradgate, our staff conduct archaeological projects all over the world. Recently we have taken students excavating at the World Heritage site of Avebury in Wiltshire, finding Bronze Age barrows on the Isle of Man, discovering prehistory and Vikings on the western most peninsula of the British Isles in Ardnamurchan, and researching rock art on an uninhabited island in the Caribbean.

We have specialist facilities and an an outstanding range of equipment for hands-on teaching and research in science-based analytical techniques, including our state-of-the-art human bone laboratory, environmental laboratory, zooarchaeology laboratory, and ceramics laboratory.

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