The archaeological profession relies on individuals with a high level of practical skills and the ability to apply their knowledge effectively in a variety of different situations. This course provides essential practical skills and experience in the core pillars of field survey, excavation, post excavation (large find materials and/or environmental), and research skills.
There are many optional units to choose from within this course that will allow you to gain further knowledge and skills in other specialised areas, such as maritime archaeology, forensic archaeology, zooarchaeology, and Geographical Information Systems. This will give you extra marketability in the professional arena, as well as allowing you to tailor your learning to meet your own needs and interests.
A good Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience
We welcome students on this course for both full-time and part-time study. For those wishing to complete the course on a part-time basis, the course is studied over two years. Students will be expected to study a minimum of three units per year, plus their dissertation (usually towards the end of their second year). The timetable of when the units take place vary each year, however, the units are timetabled during daytime hours, and will be studied with fellow full-time students.
Archaeological Fierl Investigation
Recording & Understanding Archaeological Landscapes
Core Options - Choose one of the following:
Past Environmental Change
Professional Practice in Post Excavation
Options - Group 1 - Choose one of the following:
Geographical Information Systems
Principles & Methods in Zooarhaeology
Humans, Animals & Diet
This course is designed to provide you with that all important balance of high-end professional skills within a secure academic framework. Professional Archaeological employers require not only academically able employees but increasingly require prospective employees to also bring with them an increasingly wide range of essential skills few of which are delivered in undergraduate courses. This course is designed to fill this gap, providing you with experience and skills to enable you to compete effectively for those early career opportunities, whether they are commercial or research based.
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