Archaeological Specialist (MA in Archaeological Practice, Distance learning pathway)
This programme has been developed for graduates working in a wide range of specialisms in archaeology, including finds and environmental analysis, project management, and geophysical survey. To join an apprenticeship programme, you must be employed in the sector in a relevant role.
The programme has been mapped to the Knowledge Skills and Behaviours required for these roles to complement the day-to-day work in the field.
Video: programme outline (some course details have changed since February 2020 — taught online on day release not study blocks)
Programme Tutor: Professor Nigel Nayling MCIfA FSA
- MA in Archaeological Practice (Distance Learning pathway)
- Delivered online
- Covers the project lifecycle from planning and data collection to reporting and archiving
- Part of the Archaeological Specialist apprenticeship ST0769 developed with employers and professional bodies
- Regular progress reviews with Training Advisor, apprentice and employer
- Funded by the employer's Apprenticeship Levy contributions or by employer contribution (5% of the cost)
- To apply: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course code: 100299 Archaeology
- Duration: 30 months learning, 36 months including end-point assessment.
- Start dates: October 2021
- How to apply: In the first instance email our team at email@example.com
After completing the four taught modules, the learner will prepare a dissertation examining a case study, site or collection from end to end.
- Archaeological research methods (30 credits)
- Archaeological Project Design and Delivery (30 credits)
- Archaeological Project Reporting (30 credits)
- Specialist practice (30 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
Main assessment methods will be written assignments, presentations, and a dissertation.
As students of UWTSD, the learners will have full access to the Virtual Learning Environment e-learning tools, electronic and printed resources from the Learning Resource Centre, and student support.
UWTSD's Masters programmes at Lampeter have proved invaluable to many now working in the sector.