University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Historical Archaeology

This course covers the analysis of processes of social and cultural change especially in the early modern and modern worlds from a material perspective; students study contemporary theory and practice across the range of historical archaeology; applicants engage with a range of sources (material, textual, representational, oral) available to scholars examining the archaeology of the last 500 years from a global perspective.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in archaeology or cognate disciplines, or the equivalent for overseas or European applicants. We will consider your application if you do not have a degree but do have extensive professional archaeological experience.

Course modules

Modules include: doing historical archaeology; archaeology of the modern world; 2 approved optional modules: historical archaeology of England (includes 1 week field based component); archaeology of standing buildings; classical landscapes. (Please note that these are examples of modules taken by current students. Module availability may change in future years.)

Assessment methods

Each module is currently assessed by 2 or 3 pieces of written work; Master's students write a 15000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,635 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning February 2017 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning February 2017 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning February 2017 GBP 9,635 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning February 2017 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning February 2017 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning February 2017 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Scotland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Wales) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (EU) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (England) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,210 per Whole course (International) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (EU) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (England) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 3,210 per Whole course (International) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Scotland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Wales) 8 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,415 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning February 2017 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning February 2017 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning February 2017 GBP 6,415 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning February 2017 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning February 2017 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning February 2017 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Distance Learning Hub
Telephone number: 
0116 252 2903