The 2-week University of Bristol Archaeology Field Summer School is a field-based summer school that offers a unique opportunity to excavate a recently discovered site from the Medieval Anarchy period

This summer school is designed for students with or without previous site-based experience. They welcome applications from all majors, but it is particularly suited to anthropology, archaeology, history, sociology, conversation and, heritage museum studies students.

Fields of study

  • Archaeology

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit Equivalent 

10 UK Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 10 UK Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the British High Commission for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and the University of Bristol entry requirements.

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The program fee is approximately $5,300 AUD which includes tuition, site-costs, excavation materials, transport to/from sites as required, accommodation, some meals, social programme, arrival transportation. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program fee.

For more information regarding accommodation, visit the host university website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 01 March 2020

Program Dates

Start: 05 July 2020
End: 18 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Bristol, England 
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

UQ Abroad Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.