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A view of Butser Ancient Farm in West Sussex, England. Photo © Midnightblueowl, via Wikimedia Commons

This one-year part-time course will give you a solid introduction to the practice, methods, theories and key sources used by archaeologists. It is open to everyone regardless of previous educational experience.

Please note that the Undergraduate Certificate in Archaeology of Ancient Britain was previously called the Undergraduate Certificate in Archaeology I

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Assessment

How will I be taught and assessed?

The course is taught through a mixture of informal lectures, seminars, practical sessions and discussion.

You will learn how to present your creative ideas both through speaking and writing. You will also have access to online support through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which will accelerate your learning and enhance your experience of the course. 

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. In particular, you will be expected in each term to:

  1. attend classes and fieldtrips
  2. participate actively in class work
  3. undertake reading and assignments set by the tutors
  4. access resources and submit assignments through the Institute’s VLE

It is essential that you have an email account and regular access to the internet. The course is supported by a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and course communications will be sent via email. Your assignments will be submitted online, and feedback on assignments is sent to you online.

Students will retain access to the course VLE space and any learning resources for two academic years after completing course.

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at first-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 4) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the first year of full-time undergraduate study.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

13 Oct 2018 to 06 Jul 2019

Course duration

1 year(s)
This course will be taught over 12 day schools

Apply by

10 Sep 2018

Course fee

Home/EU: £2,175
Overseas fee: £2,175

Course director

Venue

Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
UK

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 12

Course code

1819CCR103