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Institute of Continuing Education

This one-year part-time Diploma course will appeal to all students who wish to gain experience in the practical, hands-on aspect of the discipline of archaeology. Over the course of the year, students will be given insight into a wide range of archaeological techniques ranging from the study of past environments to approaches for interpreting artefacts. This is coupled with excavation and survey in the final term, which will allow students to put the knowledge they have gained into context, building up a portfolio of skills. The course is open to all regardless of previous educational experience, although prior study at Certificate level is recommended.

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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, day-schools and practical sessions
  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 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.

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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

07 Oct 2017 to 31 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

04 Sep 2017

Course fee

Home/EU: £2,000
Overseas fee: £2,000

Course director

Venue

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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ5

Course code

1718DCR801