Archaeology, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    3355
    Tuition (Module)
    2915
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
The Postgraduate Certificate in Archaeology will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge, whether you wish to study to enhance your career prospects or prepare for doctoral research.

About

You can choose from a wide selection of modules, tailoring the course to meet your needs or specialising in one individual topic. You can also use your PGCert as a stepping stone towards one of our three Masters degrees: in Archaeology and Heritage, Historical Archaeology, or The Classical Mediterranean.

Studying by Distance Learning allows you to fit your study around your existing work and family commitments. You will be provided with support from our expert archaeology staff and allocated a tutor whom you can contact directly for advice and guidance.

Career Opportunities

Our 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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Archaeology of Standing Buildings
  • Critical Approaches to the Archaeological Heritage
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Managing Archaeological Practices
  • The Archaeology of the Modern World
  • Doing Historical Archaeology
  • The Historical Archaeology of England (field-based)
  • Classical Landscapes
  • Encountering the Classical World (field-based)
  • Households and Domesticity in the Ancient World

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 9 months

      9 months, by distance learning

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • Normally a 2:1 degree in Archaeology, Ancient History, Classical Studies, Anthropology or similar subject.
  • Professional archaeological experience will also be considered.
  • If you have a 2:1 in a different subject area we may ask you to take some of our undergraduate modules as a ‘bridging’ course.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 3355 International
  • GBP 2915 EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.