Historical Archaeology MA/PGDip/PGCert, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    9635
    Tuition (Full programme)
    8385
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Leicester , | Online
This innovative taught programme provides scope for students to engage in close analysis of processes of social and cultural change, especially in the early modern and modern worlds, from a material perspective. It investigates contemporary theory and practice across the range of historical archaeology and engages with the range of sources (material, textual, representational and oral) available to scholars examining the archaeology of the last 500 years from a global perspective.
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About

This innovative degree provides an in-depth analysis of the processes of social and cultural change, especially in the early modern and modern worlds, from a material perspective.

You will investigate the political and social contexts of archaeological research and the range of sources used by scholars over the past 500 years. The course will give you a global perspective on the processes of social and cultural change, drawing on the strength of our department, which has the largest concentration of later historical archaeologists in the UK.

During the course, you will be introduced to analytical and survey skills and more sophisticated methods of archaeological investigation, which you will be encouraged to use in your own studies. Our 'Historical Archaeology of England' module gives you the opportunity to take part in a one-week residential field school focusing on landscapes, buildings and material culture and the chance to meet tutors face-to-face.

The course will equip you with the ability to conduct independent research and increase your understanding of the potential of interdisciplinary study providing, an excellent grounding for continued research or to further your career progression.

Our Distance Learning course gives you the flexibility to fit studying around your existing commitments.

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Programme Structure

Course modules

Core modules
  • Doing Historical Archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Modern World
  • Dissertation (for students studying for the award of MA)
Option modules
  • Historical Archaeology of England (study tour)
  • Archaeology of Standing Buildings
  • Critical Approaches to the Archaeological Heritage

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
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Academic Requirements

2:1 degree in Archaeology (or Anthropology in North America).

We will consider your application if you do not have a degree but do have extensive professional archaeological experience.

If you have a 2:1 degree in a different subject area we may make you a conditional offer on the basis of you first taking some of our undergraduate modules as ‘bridging’ courses.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 9635 International
  • GBP 8385 EU/EEA

*Total tuition fee for MA starting June 2016

June 2016 : Postgraduate Diploma: Home/EU £5,585; International £6,415 Postgraduate Certificate: Home/EU £2,790; International: £3,210

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