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The Singer of Amun Nany's Funerary Papyrus

This one-year part-time Diploma course will give you an advanced and in-depth knowledge of a key prehistoric and historic period in the archaeology of the ancient world. This is coupled with an insight into the study of bones and ancient diseases, so vital in the interpretation of prehistoric and historic periods. The course is open to all regardless of previous educational experience, although prior study at Certificate level is recommended.

Please note that the Undergraduate Diploma in Archaeology: Death and the Ancient World was previously called the Undergraduate Diploma in Archaeology I



How will I be taught and assessed?

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

You will learn how to present and support evidence 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 day-schools
  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 students have an email account and regular access to an internet-connected computer. The course is supported by a web-based virtual learning environment and course communications will be sent via email. Students are expected to submit their assignments online and feedback on assignments is delivered 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 second-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 5) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the second 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)
Course taught over 12 weekend day schools

Apply by

10 Sep 2018

Course fee

Home/EU: £2,175
Overseas fee: £2,175


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ5

Course code