You may wish to pursue the three-year BSc (Hons) Archaeological Practice course or the four-year BSc (Hons) Archaeological Practice with Professional Placement course, which includes a year in industry. Year 1 provides a sound foundation in both the practice and theory of archaeology. You are required to attend the summer training excavation for four weeks during the first summer vacation and should ensure you have accommodation available during late May and June. Your learning is enhanced in Year 2 by practical and applied skills such as GIS, Geomatics and Remote Sensing. If you pursue the four-year BSc (Hons) Archaeological Practice pathway you will participate in a year-long industry placement in your third year. This is a non-credit-bearing year of study. On successful completion of the placement year, you gain a Portfolio of Professional Practice to demonstrate your experience to potential employers. In the final year, specific topics are explored in greater depth alongside more advanced vocational modules. You also complete a dissertation, although those on the three-year pathway can opt to undertake a month-long work-based placement instead. The Department of Archaeology at the University of Winchester is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). You can become Affiliates of the CIfA. After graduation you can build up field experience to progress to full membership categories.