Undergraduate Certificate in Archaeology

  • [For students starting before MT 2016: 1. Course

    • (a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes on the subject of Archaeology. The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, may be taken over a period of a minimum of two, and no more than three years.

    • (b) The subjects of the course will be taught in two one-year modules. One module shall be offered each year. Candidates must complete the introductory module Discovering Archaeology: its purpose and practice (Module A) before proceeding to Module B. To qualify for the award of the Certificate, candidates must satisfy the examiners in modules A and B.

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) Attendance at a minimum of 75 per cent of class-based sessions;

    • (b) Attendance at one week of fieldwork (and associated written work) and study visits to the satisfaction of the Course Director;

    • (c) Attendance at a minimum of two one-hour tutorials in the second year of the course;

    • (d) Three practical assignments, of which two shall be between 1,000 and 1,500 words in length, and one shall be between 2,000 and 2,500 words, based on the practical work undertaken in Module A;

    • (e) Three written assignments of normally between 1,400 and 1,600 words in length, based on the subjects taught in Module A;

    • (f) Three practical assignments, each of which shall be between 1,000 and 1,500 words in length, based on the practical work undertaken in Module B;

    • (g) Three written assignments of normally between 1,800 and 2,000 words in length, based on the subjects taught in Module B;

    • (h) One written assignment totalling no more than 1,000 words in length, and a field notebook, covering work done in the fieldwork week;

    • (i) One two-hour written examination, covering the subjects taught in Module A;

    • (j) One extended project of between 4,500 and 5,500 words in length consisting of a subject of the candidate's choice relating to the course material in Module B and agreed with the Course Director.

    The written work under clauses 2(b), (d)–(j) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

  • 3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

  • 4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Certificate.

  • 5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assessed work specified in clauses (b), (d), to (j) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]

  • [Until MT 2017 for students starting from MT 2016:

    1. The course shall consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes on the subject of Archaeology. The course is available on a part-time basis only to be taken over a period of six terms.  

  • 2. Candidates may be permitted in certain circumstances to suspend status for a maximum of six terms.

    3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) Attendance at class-based sessions and practical sessions, and field  training programmes (or equivalent);

      (b) Nine assignments each of not more than 2,000 words;

      (c) One field training programme learning journal of not more than 2,000 words covering work undertaken during the field  training programme;

      (d) One two-hour written examination, covering the subjects taught in the first year of the course;

      (e) One extended assignment of not more than 5,000 words on a subject of the candidate’s choice relating to the course material and agreed with the Course Director.

  • The written work under clauses 3(b, c, and e) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

    4. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

    5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Certificate.

    6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assessed work specified in 3(b-e) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. ]

  • [From MT 2017 for students starting from MT 2016:

    1. The course shall consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes on the subject of Archaeology. The course is available on a part-time basis only to be taken over a period of two years.  

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) Nine assignments each of not more than 2,000 words;

      (b) One field training programme learning journal of not more than 2,000 words covering work undertaken during the field  training programme;

      (c) One two-hour written examination, covering the subjects taught in the first year of the course;

      (d) One extended assignment of not more than 5,000 words on a subject of the candidate’s choice relating to the course material and agreed with the Course Director.

  • The written work under clause 2(a, b, and d) will be submitted via the approved online submission system to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

    3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

    4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assessed work specified in 2(a-d) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. ]