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Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus. Archaeology is the study of the human past, from the hunter-gatherers of Ice Age Europe to the inhabitants of modern cities. At Chester, our course provides you with an understanding of these past societies and the techniques that we use to study them. The course aims to provide you with a wide range of skills, such as field survey and excavation, critical reading and writing, and scientific analysis; as well as the opportunity to specialise in particular periods or themes. By studying the human past, it can help you gain a better understanding why the world is as it is and a greater appreciation of your place in it. Studying History will help you to acquire the skills that employers value, such as critical thinking, teamwork, communication skills, information handling and original thinking.
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For History you will be assessed through a variety of written work, as well as individual and group presentations. Written work assignments include book reviews, literature reviews, document analyses, essays, research dissertations, ranging from 500 words to 2000 words to 8000 words, and produced as coursework or in closed or open examinations. For Achaeology assessment is varied: written work in the form of essays, reports and portfolios, oral presentations, and examinations all feature. In all cases our assessment develops and enhances your key employability skills.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BCC - BBC||The Department requires one of the following subjects: Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History, Politics, Sociology|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||The Department requires one of the following GCE A Level subjects: Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History, Politics, Sociology|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit (including 15 in History)|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||including including History|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||including 5 in HL History|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||including including History|
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|