The programme introduced here, the BA in Nautical Archaeology, is a highly innovative, and exciting programme of study that brings students face-to-face with recent developments and discoveries in this new and exciting area of study. Nautical or underwater Archaeology explores a range of methodologies, practices and processes for unlocking the secrets below the waves, and in explaining these archaeological approaches, drawing as it does upon a range of examples from the ancient and medieval world, the early modern period and through to the shipwrecks of the Second World War. There is a particular focus upon the Newport Ship project , a find of international importance and on which several of our archaeologists have been heavily involved in both the excavation side and on the digitisation and interpretation of the finds. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake field work. Running alongside the programme students will be able to take dive-training at a local swimming pool if they do not already have this qualification. Several of our tutors are internationally recognised experts and leading researchers in their particular field, notably Associate Professor Nigel Nayling in the area of nautical archaeology.