Comments about MA-Postgraduate Diploma in Historical Archaeology by Distance Learning - Online
-to analyse processes of social and cultural change especially in the early modern and modern worlds from a material perspective -to investigate contemporary theory and practice across the range of historical archaeology -to critically engage with the range of sources (material, textual, representational, oral) available to scholars examining the archaeology of the last five hundred years from a global perspective. -to develop students’ ability to conduct independent research -to build awareness of the potential of interdisciplinary research -to enhance the career prospects of students, whether in archaeology, related or other professions, especially by equipping them with transferable skills (in written and oral communication, team-working, and source analysis) -to equip those who desire it to advance to research degrees with the skills they will need.
Entry requirements Normally a good second class honours degree in Archaeology or a cognate subject with appropriate archaeological content, or its equivalent. Individual cases where the applicant has a minimum of five years’ professional experience in an appropriate field will be considered on their merits. Bridging modules are also offered for those graduates without a suitable first degree.
MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Historical Archaeology
-Doing Historical Archaeology (DL)
-Archaeology of the Modern World (DL)
-Dissertation (for MA)
Two approved choices from the following list.
-Historical Archaeology of England (intensive field-based module)
-Archaeology of Standing Buildings (DL)
-Classical Landscapes (DL)
Teaching and assessment methods
All modules are delivered by distance learning. Each is assessed by two or three pieces of written work. Master’s students write a 15,000-word dissertation.