This innovative degree provides an in-depth analysis of the processes of social and cultural change, especially in the early modern and modern worlds, from a material perspective.
You will investigate the political and social contexts of archaeological research and the range of sources used by scholars over the past 500 years. The course will give you a global perspective on the processes of social and cultural change, drawing on the strength of our department, which has the largest concentration of later historical archaeologists in the UK.
During the course, you will be introduced to analytical and survey skills and more sophisticated methods of archaeological investigation, which you will be encouraged to use in your own studies. Our 'Historical Archaeology of England' module gives you the opportunity to take part in a one-week residential field school focusing on landscapes, buildings and material culture and the chance to meet tutors face-to-face.
The course will equip you with the ability to conduct independent research and increase your understanding of the potential of interdisciplinary study providing, an excellent grounding for continued research or to further your career progression.
Our Distance Learning course gives you the flexibility to fit studying around your existing commitments.
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Start dates: February, June and October.
Doing Historical Archaeology
The Archaeology of the Modern world
Dissertation (MA only)
Option Modules (choose two):
The Historical Archaeology of England (study tour)
Archaeology of Standing Buildings
Critical Approaches to Archaeological Heritage
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) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)
Normally students will have a good first degree, second class or higher in Ancient History, Archaeology or cognate disciplines, or the equivalent for overseas or European applicants. The University of Leicester will consider your application if you do not have a degree but do have extensive professional archaeological experience.