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University Centre Peterborough

BA (Hons) History and Archaeology

UCAS Code: V400

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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A levels required: 3 A levels in any subject OR BTEC/Access OR a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science. Please note AS levels are acceptable only when combined with other qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Are you interested in the past and how it shapes the future? Are you fascinated by the history of your environment - of the buildings and landscapes that comprise it and the laws and institutions that animate it? Do you view the present as continuous with the past or do you see the past as a series of more or less violent ruptures leading up to the present? Are you passionate about the historical world and its importance for understanding the present? Are you interested in a career in the Heritage Industries – in a fast developing sector that contributes more to the UK economy than the Agricultural and Aerospace industries combined?

If so our BA (Hons) History and Archaeology course may be for you. The course is a unique combination of history and archaeology modules designed to create an integral course that supports students that want to pursue careers in either discipline.

We aimed to create a course that at one and the same time satisfies the intellectual curiosity of history/archaeology students while providing the best possible opportunity for progression into the graduate jobs market in the heritage sector.

The course was developed through extensive consultations with academics and industry professionals to ensure that the skills with which our students graduate align as closely as possible with the skills required by industry.

During your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with one of a range of heritage organisations in the city and wider region. These include Vivacity, Headland Archaeology, Oxford East Archaeology and Historic England. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a major undergraduate project on a topic of your choosing, under the supervision of one of our academic staff.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Modules

Year one core modules: Principles and Methods of Archaeology and Landscape History Themes in Archaeology Analytical Techniques for Forensic Scientists Western Civilisation 1 and 2 Archaeological Heritage Management Themes in Landscape History Year two core modules: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment Ceremonial and Ritual Landscapes Prehistory and European Wetlands Science in Archaeology Placement and Portfolio History Today: Methods and Approaches Year three core modules: Urban and Industrial Landscapes Ancient Technologies Buildings in the Landscape Major Project

Assessment methods

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including, essays, reports, reflective log books, exams and practical placements.

Tuition fees

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£8,000
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£8,000
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£8,000
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£8,000
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University Centre Peterborough

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