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This certificate course is based on, and updates, W. G. Hoskins' iconic - and poetic - book, The Making of the English Landscape, published in 1955, revised and annotated, but still in print. It uses the evidence of the landscape itself together with maps and documents, archaeological and ecological evidence as well as that of churches and secular buildings to trace long-term continuities and changes in the making of the rural English landscape from prehistory into the nineteenth century.

It aims, too, to support students, if they wish, in exploring their own landscapes of interest.

The Certificate in the Making of the English Landscape is offered over linked weekends at Madingley Hall, the headquarters of the Institute of Continuing Education, enabling students from all over the UK and beyond to study for these awards.

Please note that the Undergraduate Certificate in the Making of the English Landscape: Landscape History and Archaeology was previously called the Undergraduate Certificate in Historic Environment I.

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Assessment

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.

How will I be taught and assessed?

The course is taught through a mixture of informal lectures and seminars, fieldtrips 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, 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 the teaching weekends
  2. participate actively in class work
  3. undertake reading and assignments set by the tutors
  4. access resources and submit assignments through ICE Online, the Institute’s virtual learning environment.

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 learning resources for two academic years after completing their course.

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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

19 Oct 2018 to 07 Jul 2019

Course duration

1 year

Apply by

05 Oct 2018

Course fee

Home/EU: £2,500
Overseas fee: £2,500

Venue

Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Course code

1819CCR106