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Archaeology and Heritage MA, PGDip, PGCert, by distance learning

Archaeology and Heritage MA, PGDip, PGCert, by distance learning

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

18 months

Start date

JUN-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Archaeology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Description

This degree explores approaches to the archaeological heritage in general, landscape archaeology, archaeology and education, and the archaeology of standing buildings. These fields are explored within a global framework, encouraging both critical intellectual engagement with more advanced academic research while developing skills and understandings in relation to with practical applications. The course materials have been developed for an international student body and are designed to be both relevant to your specific concerns and backgrounds, while seeking to extend horizons globally in new and exciting directions.

This course provides you with an excellent and wide-ranging course of advanced study and is particularly suitable for those already engaged with archaeology and the heritage sector, or with shared professional interests. The course offers opportunities to build on existing skills and knowledge, while developing intellectual rigour. Students of this long-established and successful MA are commonly working within the heritage sector or related disciplines, while graduates from this course have gone on to work for English Heritage/Historic England, the National and State Parks Services, Parks Canada, and similar organisations, while many within the private sector.

Distance learning offers you the opportunity to study flexibly, while still benefiting from full support of our expert academic staff. The course also gives you the option to defer studies if external demands require.

Most distance learning courses are part-time. However this MA can be taken full-time in just one year.

What's the difference?

For the MA you need to complete four modules and a dissertation. For the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) you need to complete four modules. For the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) you need to complete two modules. The PGDip and PGCert are not available full-time.

Careers and employability

Archaeology courses are designed to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge, whether to enhance your career prospects, proceed to further study, or for general interest.

There are opportunities to develop your practical skills, and employability skills are embedded throughout our curriculum. Consequently, our courses are highly valued by employers who will recognise the key transferable and subject-specific skills gained.

Modules

This module examines the ways in which archaeological sites and landscapes are presented to the public and the ethical and political issues surrounding preservation, conservation or restoration. You will understand the importance of a critical approach to the practice of archaeological interpretation for public purposes, as well as obtain an understanding of concepts and theories underpinning archaeological heritage discourse, different regional/national traditions in interpretation and presentation and international frameworks and national legislation affecting archaeology.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

5,455

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

5,455

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good second class (2:1, or equivalent) honours degree in Archaeology (or Anthropology in North America) or a closely related subject.

University information

For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more