Here’s the ideal practical and academic preparation for a career in the archaeological, museum or archive worlds.
We run this course in historic Peterborough and examine British history - as represented in the archaeological record and landscape from prehistoric to modern times.
You’ll develop a detailed theoretical, academic and practical knowledge of archaeology and landscape history, which you can apply to a range of careers in archaeology, museums or archives.
The course is exceptionally wide-ranging. You’ll study the development of human activity from prehistory to the 21st century, examine natural and industrial settings (and everything in between) and explore broader European, as well as local and national history.
Alongside this you’ll develop the practical skills needed by today's archaeologists and landscape historians. Modules include forensic analysis, heritage management, desk and field research techniques, and a major third year project for you to research, manage and deliver.
The course tutors are active researchers and you’ll be participating in live projects, including the conservation of Bronze Age log boats at Flag Fen and work relating to Peterborough Cathedral’s 900th anniversary.
As part of your studies you’ll work on-site, on placement with one of our partners and complete a major project. You'll also be able to personalise aspects of your studies in line with your interests and career plans.
This course is great preparation for careers in archaeology (excavation, surveying, HER management), heritage (visitor services, collection management, education) and history teaching.
We work with a number of regional organisations, including Sedgeford History, The Archaeological Project and Vivacity, and have access to a number of valuable sites in the Peterborough area.
You’ll be able to gain valuable experience of excavations and general heritage work, on placement and throughout your course.
We’ll assess your progress using a mixture of exams, assignments, reflective log books, essays and practical placements.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
The course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
80 UCAS tariff points. A levels required: 3 A levels in any subject. BTEC/Access required: a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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