The demand for trained and skilled archaeologists is set to grow exponentially over the next decade, due to a high number of large scale infrastructure and investment projects planned on a national scale both in the UK and abroad.
Over the next 13 years, over £400bn is being spent on infrastructure projects, including the second stage of the High Speed Railway (HS2), new nuclear power stations, and superfast broadband rollout. It is estimated that archaeologists will be facing the excavation of at least 90,000 human remains that will need to be recorded by specialists in human osteology.
Many of our postgraduates go on to full-time, graduate-level employment within archaeology and related consultancies or contractors, as well as within museums, the heritage sector and government agencies. Others continue their academic careers through doctoral research.
Overall, 97% of graduates from Archaeology are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation (based on our analysis of HESA data © HESA 2023, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21; includes all Archaeology responders).