Ancient History and Classical Archaeology BA, DipHE, CertHE, by distance learning
Our distance learning courses allow you to study ancient history and classical archaeology no matter where in the world you live. The courses are designed to allow you to either study full time or to fit your studies in alongside work and family commitments in a way that works for you. 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.
Teaching and learning
Each module consists of specially prepared self-study materials, which are made available online through Blackboard, our virtual learning environment, and supplemented by our Library's online materials and book-loans-by-post service.
We recommend that you set aside 12-15 hours study time per module per week. Each module has a module co-ordinator who will be in regular contact with you. They will be available via email or online call to provide advice on academic and study matters.
Wherever you are in the world, you will have access to University services, including the University’s David Wilson Library and its extensive range of electronic journals and e-books.
We provide excellent learning support, delivered by the same expert archaeology academics and professionals as our on-campus courses.
Because we understand that many of our students are combining study with demanding careers and family lives, we provide a range of entry and exit points onto our courses, along with the opportunity to move between full-time and part-time study if circumstances change.
Modules are assessed by a variety of types of coursework. This includes written coursework, usually in the form of essays or reports as well as posters, site studies, and exercises. There are no examinations and no requirements for you to attend the University campus for assessments.
Field School and Research Boot Camp
The optional Level 2 Field School module gives you the opportunity to get practical, hands-on experience in a number of aspects of survey and excavation by opting to participate in the week-long field school that we organise each year in Leicestershire.
At level 3 you will take a Research Bootcamp module to prepare you for your dissertation. You can either come to campus for this and have a week-long practical laboratory-based experience at the University of Leicester or you can take this module remotely like your other modules.
Having that connection with the physical remains of the past really captures the imagination.