Here’s the ideal practical and academic preparation for a career in the archaeological, museum or archive worlds.
We run this course in historic Peterborough and examine British history - as represented in the archaeological record and landscape from prehistoric to modern times.
You’ll develop a detailed theoretical, academic and practical knowledge of archaeology and landscape history, which you can apply to a range of careers in archaeology, museums or archives.
The course is exceptionally wide-ranging. You’ll study the development of human activity from prehistory to the 21st century, examine natural and industrial settings (and everything in between) and explore broader European, as well as local and national history.
Alongside this you’ll develop the practical skills needed by today's archaeologists and landscape historians. Modules include forensic analysis, heritage management, desk and field research techniques, and a major third year project for you to research, manage and deliver.
The course tutors are active researchers and you’ll be participating in live projects, including the conservation of Bronze Age log boats at Flag Fen and work relating to Peterborough Cathedral’s 900th anniversary.
As part of your studies you’ll work on-site, on placement with one of our partners and complete a major project. You'll also be able to personalise aspects of your studies in line with your interests and career plans.
This course is great preparation for careers in archaeology (excavation, surveying, HER management), heritage (visitor services, collection management, education) and history teaching.
We work with a number of regional organisations, including Sedgeford History, The Archaeological Project and Vivacity, and have access to a number of valuable sites in the Peterborough area.
You’ll be able to gain valuable experience of excavations and general heritage work, on placement and throughout your course.
We’ll assess your progress using a mixture of exams, assignments, reflective log books, essays and practical placements.
In the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we use our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond to nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking, in order to educate, entertain, inspire and understand, as well as to improve people’s lives.
*Important fee notes
The part-time course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity, or 60 credits per year). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period, or for more credits. All fees are for guidance purposes only. Your offer letter will contain full details of credits and fees, or you can contact us if you'd like more information.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
80 UCAS tariff points. A levels required: 3 A levels in any subject. BTEC/Access required: a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
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