Undergraduate Diploma in British Archaeology

[For students starting before MT 2017:

  • 1.Course

    • (a) The course shall consist of class-based sessions, tutorials, fieldtrips, and fieldwork on the subject of British archaeology. The course is available on a part-time basis only. It may be taken over a period of six terms normally within a nine term period.

    • (b) The subjects of the course will be taught in three one-year modules. One module is offered each year. Modules currently available are:

      • Module 1: Early Prehistoric Britain;

      • Module 2: Later Prehistoric and Roman Britain;

      • Module 3: Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval Britain.

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

    • (a) Attendance at class sessions, tutorials, field trips, and practical training;

    • (b) Ten coursework assignments, each of which shall be no more than 2,500 words in length, based on the theoretical courses;

    • (c) In the first module, one practical logbook of no more than 8,000 words;

    • (d) In the second module, one practical logbook of no more than 8,000 words or an extended project of no more than 8,000 words on a topic approved by the course director.

    • Assignments under (b)–(d) 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 Diploma.

  • 5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(b)-(d), 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.]

[For students starting from MT 2017:

  • 1.Course

    • (a) The course shall consist of class-based sessions, tutorials, fieldtrips, and fieldwork on the subject of British archaeology. The course is available on a part-time basis only over a period of two years.

    • (b) The subjects of the course will be taught in three one-year modules. One module is offered each year. Candidates will be required to complete two modules. Modules currently available are:

      • Module 1: Early Prehistoric Britain;

      • Module 2: Later Prehistoric and Roman Britain;

      • Module 3: Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval Britain.

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

    • (a) Ten coursework assignments, each of which shall be no more than 2,500 words in length, based on the theoretical courses;

    • (b) In the first module, one practical logbook of no more than 8,000 words;

    • (c) In the second module, one practical logbook of no more than 8,000 words or an extended project of no more than 8,000 words on a topic approved by the course director.

    • Assignments under (a)–(c) 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 assignments under 2(a)-(b), 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.]