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Course summary

Are you interested in the past and how it shapes the future? Are you fascinated by the history of your environment - of the buildings and landscapes that comprise it and the laws and institutions that animate it? Do you view the present as continuous with the past or do you see the past as a series of more or less violent ruptures leading up to the present? Are you passionate about the historical world and its importance for understanding the present? Are you interested in a career in the Heritage Industries – in a fast developing sector that contributes more to the UK economy than the Agricultural and Aerospace industries combined? If so our BA (Hons) History and Archaeology course may be for you. The course is a unique combination of history and archaeology modules designed to create an integral course that supports students that want to pursue careers in either discipline. We aimed to create a course that at one and the same time satisfies the intellectual curiosity of history/archaeology students while providing the best possible opportunity for progression into the graduate jobs market in the heritage sector. The course was developed through extensive consultations with academics and industry professionals to ensure that the skills with which our students graduate align as closely as possible with the skills required by industry. During your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with one of a range of heritage organisations in the city and wider region. These include Vivacity, Headland Archaeology, Oxford East Archaeology and Historic England. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a major undergraduate project on a topic of your choosing, under the supervision of one of our academic staff. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) The Birth and Development of Modern Europe (30 credits) Practical Aspects of Archaeology (30 credits) Themes in Archaeology (15 credits) Heritage Management (15 credits) Prehistory: A European Perspective (30 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Rome and the Roman World (15 credits) The Role of Science in Archaeology (15 credits) Ritualised Landscapes (15 credits) Historiography and the Historian (15 credits) Working in the Heritage Industries: Work Placement and Reflective Portfolio (30 credits) Imperialism and Empire (15 credits) Desk-based Assessment (15 credits) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) Urban Experience and Identity in Early Modern Europe (30 credits) Pre-industrial Technology (15 credits) The Social Role of Buildings (15 credits) The Archaeology of the Human Bone (15 credits) PLUS CHOOSE 15 CREDITS OF OPTIONAL MODULES Conflict and Society in European History (15 credits) Surveying the Historic Environment (15 credits). If it is unviable to run an optional module due to student demand, an alternative module will be offered. A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study.

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 100% Coursework YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) 70% Coursework 5% Written Exams 15% Practical Exams 10% Placement YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) 70% Coursework 15% Written Exams 15% Practical Exams Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6. 70%+ First 60-69% 2:1 50-59% 2:2 40-49% Third

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

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History and Archaeology at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS