Archaeology and Ancient History


Distance learning is a flexible and completely equivalent way of studying and getting academic qualifications in archaeology and ancient history. Our BA (Bachelor of Arts) courses are undergraduate courses, suitable for you if you would like to study for a recognised university qualification but do not have formal qualifications or previous experience of higher education.

We recommend you apply for level 1 (Certificate) to begin with before committing to the full BA. You gain a qualification at each level. Successful completion of level 1 entitles you to a Certificate (CertHE). Successful completion of levels 1 and 2 entitles you to a Diploma (DipHE), and successful completion of all 3 levels entitles you to a BA.

Our undergraduate distance learning courses also provide an alternative route onto our campus degrees. If you pass level 1, you can transfer on to campus study for your second year.

Archaeology Field Schools at Leicester

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Available courses

Archaeology BA (also available as DipHE, CertHE)
1-6 years, by distance learning
Can't make it to campus? In this distance learning degree, you can still learn about the theory and practice of archaeology, and how it can be used to make sense of millions of years of human history.

Ancient History and Classical Archaeology BA (also available as DipHE or CertHE)
1-6 years, by distance learning
When it comes to understanding the past, two disciplines are often better than one. In this degree, you'll study the ancient and classical worlds through both textual and material remains, with the added flexibility of working from home.

  • The module called 'Aims and Methods in Archaeology' is also available as a stand-alone taster module. Click either of the above course links for details.

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