Small class sizes
Hands on experience
Excellent Tutor Support
Local career links
There are field trips to local sites in the South West and there is an optional overseas residential trip. The course is based in Cornwall with access to coastline, beaches and moorlands.
Strong on fieldwork, the use of digital techniques, museum work, laboratory analysis and artefact care, there are many opportunities to undertake surveys and discover the practical essentials of professional archaeology.
Students will have the opportunity to complete a personalised project, designing and setting up a public exhibition that includes training in managing the modern popular media.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Establishing a good grounding in world, scientific and environmental archaeology, you will explore the subject with a range of both theoretical and practical skills.
Students will undertake research into a topic of their own choosing under the guidance of staff for presentation as a dissertation. This helps students apply the skills learnt in other modules and have a tangible record of their capabilities to show to future employers.
Modules could include:
- World Archaeology
- Environmental and Conservation Archaeology
- Current Debates in Archaeology
- Entrepreneurship and Event Management
All students will need to take part in practical work and produce a dissertation.
WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?
This programme has excellent employer links and a good record for progression to employment and postgraduate research. Local employers are involved in the practical development of skills. Students collaborate with each other, and an external venue (such as a museum) to put together an exhibition which is then displayed. Field trips are organised to archaeological sites and landscapes, giving the all-important work experience.
Graduates could progress to postgraduate study. Alternatively, they could progress to employment in archaeological units, museums, heritage centres and organisations and a host of related professions.
Assessment is through a mixture of assignments (many of these are based on real-life documents and reports to be found in professional archaeological and heritage situations in order to give students the confidence and ability to enter such jobs) and end-of-module exams.
To gain a place on this course you will need a total of 24 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.
If you have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Archaeology, history or a related course you may be able to progress onto this stage.
The awarding body for this course is the University of Plymouth.
One year full-time, two years part-time.
Location: Truro Campus
UCAS code: V401
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