Archaeology and Ancient History

Frequently asked questions about distance learning

Campus is not the only place where you can study the past! We also offer completely equivalent degrees by distance learning. If you want to study flexibly, are returning to study after some time, or perhaps do not have formal academic qualifications, these are for you.

What are the differences between distance and campus study?

Unlike campus degrees, distance learning allows you to study part-time and there are no formal entry requirements for undergraduate degrees. This means that you don't need to leave your job to study, or give up your life to relocate to a university. You can study from anywhere in the world (as long as you have access to a computer and the internet) at a pace that will fit in with all your other commitments.

Are distance learning courses to the same academic standard as campus degrees?

Yes. All our distance learning courses are designed and delivered by academic staff in Archaeology and Ancient History, and you graduate with a degree of the same quality and standing. If you are an undergraduate and you transfer to campus study after completing a certificate (CertHE), your 120 credits will be recognised by other universities.

I don't have any formal academic qualifications, can I do a distance learning course?

Yes. Our undergraduate distance learning degrees are completely open access, which means they have no formal entry requirements. Whether you have been out of study for some time, have no formal qualifications at all, or want to retrain in archaeology and ancient history, you can enrol on a distance learning programme. You can find the entry requirements for Masters and research degrees on their course pages.

Can I transfer from distance learning to campus study if I'm enjoying my course?

If you pass level 1 of your undergraduate degree and would like to transfer to the campus programme, we can arrange this. Please note that there is only one intake per year for our campus programmes, which is in September. You can learn more about the experience of transferring from distance to campus learning by checking out Saffia's story about transferring.

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