Module code: AR2602
Fieldwork is one of the most fundamental, exciting, and rewarding parts of our discipline. We want to support you in experiencing that too. This module consists of one week’s practical work on a current research project, plus linked readings and assessment. The School runs dedicated fieldschools in and around Leicester taught by archaeologists in the School and in partnership with our in-house archaeological commercial archaeology company, the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS).
Learning material for this module includes live and recorded fieldwork briefings, guided readings, and hands-on training in the field. By the end of the module you will have developed an understanding of a range of professional archaeological skills, and gained experience working independently and as part of a team. You will also improve your research and academic skills along the way. In this module you will complete two different assessments: a portfolio reporting and reflecting on your field experience, and a related essay.
In recent years our fieldschool has taken place in Bradgate Park and Chester House Estate. Hear from our students about their fieldwork experiences:
If you are an Archaeology BA student in addition to the 1 week assessed fieldwork, you will need to complete 4 weeks of additional non-assessed fieldwork over the course of your studies. This will need to be approved by our fieldwork coordinator. If you are an Ancient History and Classical Archaeology student taking a fieldwork module as an option, you do not need to do any additional fieldwork.
If you are a BA archaeology student and you would rather undertake fieldwork closer to home or on an archaeological project of your choice you can take AR2603 instead (subject to prior approval).