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Introductory Courses in Archaeology by Distance Learning

February 26, 2008


We offer a series of modules in archaeology which can be studied purely for interest, or as part of a programme towards a Certificate in Archaeology. They are equivalent to our first year campus-based degree course in archaeology (Level 1).

The modules (20 credits each) are:

Aims and Methods in Archaeology
Early Prehistory
Later Prehistory
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Saxon/Medieval Archaeology
Post Medieval (Historical and Industrial) Archaeology
South Asian Archaeology
African Caribbean Archaeology
The Archaeology of Egypt and Nubia

By successfully completing six modules of 20 credits each (including Module 1), you will be awarded a Certificate in Archaeology. Alternatively you may only be interested in one or two modules, and it is possible to study just those modules. These modules can also be used as a bridging course for the MA Archaeology and Heritage or Postgraduate Certificate for students whose first degree is not in an appropriate subject area.

Successful completion of the Certificate guarantees acceptance into the second year of our campus-based archaeology degree courses, as well as our new Level 2 Diploma courses by Distance Learning.

It is possible to start any of these modules in February, June or September.

These courses as open as possible and so there are no basic entry requirements – the modules are available to anyone who wishes to take them. The level of work expected from students is equivalent to the first year of a university course and before students commit themselves to these courses they should ensure that they have the necessary reading and writing skills, as well as the available time – perhaps around 12 hours a week. If you require advice or help in relation to the skills required please phone our helpline (+44 (0) 116 252 2772).

For each module we will send you a workbook ,which takes you through the course week by week, text books, a Course Handbook and a Study Guide. Everything you need to complete the course is sent in the module pack.

Further details and applications
Kathy Ashley & Selina Thraves (DL Administrators)

Distance Learning Unit,
School of Archaeology & Ancient History,
University of Leicester,
Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK

Tel: +44(0)116 252 2772
Fax: +44(0)116 223 1267



Per module (UK/EU): £395
Per module (Overseas): £495

Each module lasts approx 3 months


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