Archaeological specialist

Archaeological specialist

“An archaeological specialist plans, undertakes and leads archaeological research and investigations”

An archaeological specialist plans, undertakes and leads archaeological research and investigations, which may include surveys, excavations, post-excavation analysis and scientific analysis of archaeological materials and data. In this role, you’ll develop specialised knowledge of one or more aspects of archaeological investigation and analysis. You’ll be responsible for the processing, reporting and preparation for long-term deposition of archaeological data and materials. You’ll work on site (outside and in all weathers), in an office or in a laboratory, including operating technical equipment and carrying out physical tasks. You’ll be responsible for leading and undertaking archaeological research and investigation, with a high level of responsibility for the delivery and quality of your own work and that of others. On completion, you’ll achieve a master’s degree in archaeology or archaeological science subject.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: History and geography

Entry requirements: GCSEs, including maths, English and science. A-levels or BTECs are desirable. The apprenticeship would also be suitable for an undergraduate or someone with relevant work experience in a relevant field

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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