This course will introduce you to key themes in the study of archaeology and enable you to further your knowledge of the wide chronological and geographical range of the discipline. You will develop your ability to draw upon appropriate archaeological theories, methods, techniques and concepts in order to develop your understanding of the past through material culture and other residues.
Throughout your degree there are several opportunities for you to develop and enhance your practical skills through fieldwork and laboratory work.
This course is based on our extensive experience in developing and teaching both archaeology and ancient history courses and our world-leading research. Our modules cross the traditional academic boundaries of archaeology and ancient history, enabling you to gain a wider knowledge of your chosen topic.
We will provide you with an intellectually challenging and stimulating curriculum that draws on the expertise of members of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History. We have a proven track record of successfully delivering distance learning courses that will help you gain the transferable skills necessary for successful career development or further academic study. As a result, our courses are highly valued by employers, who recognise the key transferable and subject-specific skills gained.
For more information on how distance learning works at the University of Leicester, please visit our Distance Learning pages.
If you're interested in studying this course full-time rather than part-time, please contact that Distance Learning Hub on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +44 (0)116 252 2903 or 5365 or 3783.
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The BA in Archaeology is made up of three levels, with each level taking two years for part-time students to complete, or one year for full-time students. Each level consists of six modules, lasting 12 weeks each, with short breaks in between. Part-time students study each module in turn, whereas full-time students study two modules at a time.
Level 1 (part-time years 1 and 2; full-time year 1)
Plus five modules from the following:
Level 2 (part-time years 3 and 4; full-time year 2)
Plus three from:
Level 3 (part-time years 5 and 6; full-time year 3)
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Our distance learning Archaeology and Ancient History courses do not have formal entry requirements – you just need to demonstrate an active interest in archaeology and ancient history and a genuine commitment to putting the time in to study. For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of a minimum standard of English is required as a condition of entry.
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October 2015, February 2016, June 2016
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