BA (Hons) Archaeology and Landscape History, offered at University Centre Peterborough, examines British history as represented in the archaeological record and landscape from prehistoric to modern times.
It examines theory and practice in archaeology and landscape history, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in archaeology, museums and archives. This course offers an exciting opportunity to study the increasingly popular subjects of archaeology and landscape history together by offering a multi-period, skills and techniques approach. This will allow you to understand the development of human activity in northern Europe, from prehistory to the 21st century.
Part-time study available
BA (Hons) Archaeology & Landscape History
Students can also look forward to the highly vocational module Ancient Technologies, designed to ensure graduates have the hands-on skills valued by the heritage sector.
The course is assessed in a variety of ways including, essays, reports, reflective log books, exams and practical placements.
Links with industry and professional recognition
We currently have several formal partnerships with organisations in the region. These include Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Project and Vivacity. Through these partnerships you will gain the opportunity to excavate and work in the heritage sector, giving you an advantage when applying for employment.
One of the most significant discoveries of Bronze Age log boats occurred in 2011 at Must Farm near Peterborough. Now undergoing conservation at Flag Fen our students are actively involved in related projects.
As Peterborough Cathedral recently celebrated its 900th anniversary with the “Peterborough 900: Letting it speak for itself” project, a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled the involvement of our students in investigating the archaeology of the Cloister over the next three years
This course could lead to careers in archaeology (excavation, surveying, HER management); heritage (visitor services, care of collections, education), and teaching (history).