Update on Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology Courses

Bournemouth University (BU) ranked as UK number one new University in the Guardian University Guide for 2009 and 2010 is offering summer courses tailored for International students. BU’s International Summer School offers students a chance to mix academic study with an informative, enriching and unforgettable cultural experience exploring the beautiful southern coast of England, The courses have no formal assessment however all participants will receive a certificate of participation outlining the learning programme and areas of study completed.
What are the benefits?
Maritime Archaeology combines expert guest lectures with field trips and practical exercises to deliver an unforgettable learning experience.

The classroom-based sessions will be delivered by guest lecturers from government and industry, as well as our own experts, and will cover basic principles of maritime archaeology, including research, archaeological excavation, scientific analysis, conservation and curation of artefacts, publishing your research, and outreach activities.
You’ll also undertake excursions to maritime landmarks such as the Mary Rose and HMS Victory in the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, SS Great Britain in Bristol, and the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

Why Bournemouth University?
BU is based on the south coast of England and is recognised as one of the most innovative universities in the UK; bringing together professional and academic excellence. BU has a community of almost 17,000 students from over 100 different countries, while 5,982 students graduated from BU in 2012 alone. Our research offering is amongst the best in the country. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), eight out of 10 areas assessed featured research that was adjudged to be ‘world leading’ and BU was the fourth most improved university in the UK for the quality of its research.
Its great location in the South coast of the United Kingdom and its close proximity to the Jurassic coast (a UNESCO world heritage site) also make it an ideal location for study. It also boasts of a rich maritime heritage, including important and famous ship wrecks.
What are the requirements?
There is absolutely no experience is required to attend this program, we aim to unite the professional with the amateur and research with training and education.
Therefore, it’s a great opportunity that can help students make career or academic decisions.
There are two pathways tailored to both International students hoping to improve their English (the English program) and International students with advanced English skills (intensive program). “Maritime Archaeology” Intensive programme is tailored to International students that have completed a minimum of one year university-level study or college equivalent with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0 or equivalent.
Please note that IELTS score 6.0 is a guideline for entry requirements. Equivalent qualifications may also be accepted; please contact the school for further details. If your university does not work on a GPA scale and you are unsure of your grade equivalence then please get in touch so we can advise as to whether your qualification is sufficient for entry.

What is the cultural element?
After spending two weeks at BU studying Maritime Archaeology, you will then undertake the cultural programme which will give you the opportunity to learn more about British history and culture as well as visit a number of top destinations around the South of the UK, renowned for their cultural and historical significance, as well as their beauty. This is a unique opportunity to gain Intensive and valuable academic skills and experience while enjoying a great culture experience with other International students from all over the world.