Projects in Professional Archaeology

Module code: AR3086

This core module for our BSc continues your preparation for a career in professional archaeology/historic environment practice. Its particular focus will be the professional delivery of desk-based assessments, a recognised area of professional competence. The module will emphasise the practical skills and requirements necessary to meet professional standards, and establish the importance of such practices within professional practice.

Topics covered

  • Understanding professional standards guidance
  • Understanding the purpose and importance of desk-based assessments in professional contexts
  • Meeting the standards and developing a critical awareness of quality issues
  • Understanding desk-based assessments as projects
  • Putting this into practice: understanding, accessing and using sources
  • Report writing and presentation: getting it right

Learning

  • 22 hours of workshops
  • 128 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Presentation (10%)
  • Desk-based assessment project (90%)
  • Critique, 1,000 words (not assessed)