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MA-Postgraduate Diploma in Historical Archaeology by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Objectives
    -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
    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.
  • Academic Title
    MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Historical Archaeology
  • Course description
    Course modules

    Core:

    -Doing Historical Archaeology (DL)
    -Archaeology of the Modern World (DL)
    -Dissertation (for MA)

    Optional:

    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.

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