Archaeology and Ancient History

Distance Learning student stories

I started my BA Archaeology degree at Leicester in 2015, taking the first year part-time over two years, going full time for second and third year. The course is flexible and easy to fit around family life.

Photograph of distance learning student Sarah WestonI have just achieved a first-class degree. I was particularly proud of my dissertation and am working on getting it published in an academic journal. I have been well supported by the department and the range of modules, practical elements and varied types of assignments all add up to furnish you with an excellent range of academic skills. I knew I wanted to continue to masters level and with support from my tutors I decided to fulfil a dream and apply to Oxford University. After a long and competitive interview process I was delighted to be offered a place. I am starting part time at Oxford in October, reading for an MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology.

The course is not only academically excellent, it really prepares you for employment. I have just secured a role as Archaeological Supervisor with my local authority and am looking forward to putting the skills and knowledge I have acquired from my time at Leicester to good use.

Sarah Weston

BA Archaeology by Distance Learning

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