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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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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.

Progression for students who have completed this course is offered in a range of our Undergraduate Certificates, such as our Undergraduate Certificate in the Study of Early Medieval England (FHEQ Level 4.) Students can also progress onto one of our Undergraduate Diplomas in Archaeology (FHEQ Level 5)

Our undergraduate courses are now being delivered entirely online, enabling students to study flexibly with the University of Cambridge from anywhere in the world.

We offer a range of tuition fee bursaries to promote access to and participation in continuing education.

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Teaching & Assessment

How will I be taught and assessed?

Teaching

The content, activities and interaction for each of the three units will be taught remotely using video-based teaching platforms and an online course Virtual Learning Environment. You will have access to resources, discussion forums, and course tasks within ICE's Virtual Learning Environment. Teaching methods will include lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, interactive and experiential learning activities, reading and assignments to be completed by participants outside classroom sessions and online discussion forums.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. Your learning will be enhanced by:

  • engaging with scheduled teaching sessions; 
  • participating in class activities and discussion;
  • undertaking reading and assignments set by the tutor;
  • accessing resources and submitting assignments through the VLE.

Course Timeline

  • Course (Unit 1) Start Date: Friday 7 October 2022 
  • Unit 1 submission deadline: Wednesday 4 January 2023 
  • Unit 2 start date: Week commencing 2 January 2023 
  • Unit 2 submission deadline: Wednesday 22 March 2023 
  • Unit 3 start date: Week commencing 27 March 2023 
  • Unit 3 submission deadline: Friday 9 June 2023

Assessment

During the course you will assessed by a series of assignments, totalling 3000-4000 words per unit. Further details will be provided in the course guide.

In addition to attending scheduled teaching sessions and submitting assignments you will need to set aside time for independent study. Credit is generally calculated in terms of hours of study and assumes that each credit is awarded for around 10 hours of successful learning; so, by this calculation, a 60-credit course will involve around 600 hours of successful study. Examples of how study may be broken down are: pre-class preparation, classroom time (lectures, seminars, discussion, presentations, debates, case-studies etc.); engagement with the VLE; peer-to-peer interaction, preparations for assignments, assignment writing and feedback and so on.

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.

Documents

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

07 Oct 2022 to 09 Jun 2023

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

12 Sep 2022

Course fee

£2,500

Academic director

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Course code

2223CCR041