University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Archaeology and Heritage

To provide instruction in a range of skills needed in the analysis of archaeological data, and the opportunity to use them in analysis and interpretation. It introduces the theoretical issues underpinning landscape studies and the archaeology of standing buildings, and introduces a range of techniques that can be used in the study of landscapes and buildings. It equips students with the skills of site evaluation and project management, and gives students the opportunity to interpret and present the archaeological heritage.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd Class (2.1) honours degree in archaeology or a cognate subject with appropriate archaeological content, or its equivalent. Individual cases where the applicant has a minimum of 5 years' professional experience in an appropriate field are considered on their merits. Bridging modules are also offered for those graduates without a suitable 1st degree.

Course modules

Course modules: landscape archaeology; management of archaeological practices; archaeology of standing buildings; critical approaches to the archaeological heritage; dissertation (for students studying for the award of MA). (Please note that these are examples of modules studied by current students. Module availability may change in future years).

Assessment methods

All modules are delivered by distance learning. Each is currently assessed by at least 2 pieces of written work. Master's students currently write a 15,000-word dissertation. Postgraduate Certificates in archaeology and heritage may be gained by taking 2 modules.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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
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 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
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 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

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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