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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

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 Britain. 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.

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Assessment

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.

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, 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, fieldtrips 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 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.

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

05 Oct 2016 to 31 Jul 2017

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

05 Sep 2016

Course fee

Home/EU: £1,900
Overseas fee: £1,900

Course director

Venue

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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ5

Course code

1617DCR601