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Students working on the Swandro excavation

The University of Bradford has received accreditation for its archaeology degrees from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and University Archaeology UK (UAUK).

The University is one of only seven providers who have received the new accreditation, which highlights academic programmes that provide skills relevant to a career in the historic environment.

Head of School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at the University, Dr Chris Gaffney, said: “This is great opportunity for University of Bradford graduates. Our students possess great skills and CiFA's accreditation allows employers to understand the high level of commitment, ability and enthusiasm shown by our graduates. Our other undergraduate courses are accredited by the Chartered Society for Forensic Science and I am very pleased that all of our programmes are accredited by significant external organisations.”

Dr Jo Buckberry, Director of Studies, added: “Bradford has fostered excellent employability skills for the last 40 years and the University is delighted to have received this recognition.”

甘肃快三首页The School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences has a long tradition of teaching practical, heritage-focused programmes. For over forty years they have maintained a placement year where students gain vital discipline skills by working with professionals in field units, heritage groups, consultancies and laboratories.

The chair of University Archaeology UK (UAUK), Chris Gerrard, commented: “Accreditation is an exciting new initiative for students taking archaeology courses at universities and for the profession more widely. It recognises the value of real knowledge of working practices across the sector by students across the UK.”

CIfA Chief Executive Peter Hinton said: “We are delighted to be working with UAUK on this important initiative. Ensuring that students are able to gain skills relevant to a career in the historic environment is vital if the sector is to have access to sufficient competent, accredited professionals to meet the demand for historic environment services and to deliver public benefit.”

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