Discover the discipline of archaeology and develop your expertise with this unique online course.
Introducing Archaeology offers a broad introduction to the processes of investigating past societies. We examine a wide range of international case studies to discover the methods and techniques archaeologists use, and learn what they can tell us about how people lived and died in their ancient worlds.
We gain fascinating insights into all of the key stages of an archaeological project: from the initial phases of research in libraries and archives, through processes of site survey and excavation, to the post-excavation analysis of artefacts and materials.
We then adopt a global perspective to look at current threats to important archaeological sites around the world, and explore how you can get involved and make a meaningful contribution to this exciting discipline.
This six-week study programme is delivered entirely on our Online Campus and it is very flexible. Your tutor will guide you through the modules week by week, but you can engage with the materials, exercises and discussions any time that suits you. As a general guide, most students commit to between 1 and 2 hours per week of study time.
The programme is designed as an introduction to archaeological principles and practice, so no prior knowledge or experience is required. If you do have some experience, there will be opportunities for you to build upon this by engaging more deeply with specific topics of interest.
Never studied online before? All registered students get FREE access to our Preparing for Online Learning masterclass, to help you get the most out of your studies.
All materials you need to complete Introducing Archaeology are included and provided online – you will not be required to purchase any books. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Level 3 Certificate in Archaeology: Sites, Artefacts, Theory and Practice.
Please see below for further course details and syllabus.