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Medieval documents, buildings, landscapes and artefacts survive in archives, landscapes and galleries, sometimes in remarkable numbers and in a remarkable state of preservation. This certificate supports students in developing an interdisciplinary overview that uses this range of material to address large questions: the complexity of changing power relationships between lords, gentry and peasants; the influence of dramatic climate change and deadly epidemics on social and economic structures; agricultural conservatism and innovation in attempts to meet these challenges; and the importance of changes in ideas expressed in art and religion in cultural transformation.

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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 combination of formal lectures and presentations, and a range of interactive teaching methods including case studies, seminars, informal assignments between teaching sessions, structured discussions, and so on. Each unit includes at least one field visit. Students are encouraged at all times to undertake independent reading and study, in order to consolidate their knowledge and learning of the subject.

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 classes and day-schools
  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 any learning resources for two academic years after completing course.

This course carries credit points under the nationally recognised Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). We offer a flexible, part-time route to academic qualification. For further details see the section ' Qualifications and awards'.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

04 Nov 2016 to 18 Jun 2017

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

05 Sep 2016

Course fee

Home/EU: £2,250
Overseas fee: £2,250

Course director

Venue

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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Course code

1617CCR708