This course offers a Single Honours Archaeology degree programme with an additional Spanish language qualification. Apart from progressively developing general and specific archaeological knowledge and skills, through excavation, fieldwork, overseas fieldtrips, laboratory and practical work, students on this course develop linguistic proficiency in Spanish and analyse Hispanophone cultures (literature, cinema, linguistics, art, history) in the broadest sense. Different Spanish-language entry level options are available on this course, from beginners to students with A-level Spanish. The course includes a year of studying abroad at a Spanish-speaking university and leads to a very versatile degree which opens the door to a wide range of international career options, both within and beyond the heritage and Spanish language sectors. World Class facilities Students benefit from access to the internationally renowned 14CHRONO Centre for Radiocarbon Dating, the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, departmental collections and laboratories for study of artefacts, human, animal and plant remains and other scientific materials and instruments, including access to GIS, laser scanning and specialist teaching laboratories. The University’s McClay Library holds one of the most comprehensive collections of resources on Irish, British, European and World Archaeology in Ireland and the UK, and provides state-of-the-art study facilities. The McClay Library also holds a wide collection of resources for the study of Spanish and Hispanophone cultures around the world. Professional accreditation This course includes a module pathway that is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and University Archaeology UK (UAUK). Students on that pathway can become student members of CIfA, providing you with access to their e-learning modules, specialist professional networks and details of jobs in the profession. All students on this degree programme also automatically gain student membership with the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, giving you access to further professional development resources and information of relevant job vacancies in the island of Ireland. Year abroad Between their second at third year of studying Archaeology with Spanish at Queen’s, students on this degree programme spend a year abroad in a Hispanophone country, studying Archaeology at one of Queen’s Spanish-speaking partner institutions. At present this is normally either the Autonomous University of Madrid or the University of Granada, although other destinations may also be available.
The modules available on this course focus on different periods of World, European and Irish/British archaeology, from human origins to modern times and heritage, allowing students to develop both their theoretical background knowledge and their practical skills in equal measure. Archaeology modules in the first year of study are designed to provide students with a broad knowledge base, with second-year modules empathising the development of subject-specific skills, and third-year modules taking you to the cutting edge of research. Modules in Spanish not only focus on developing students’ linguistic proficiency, but also cover the literature, cinema, linguistics, art and history of Hispanophone cultures.
The way in which students are assessed in this course is designed to support the learning outcomes of the programme and of each specific module. A broad range of formative and summative assessment methods is used. Some modules are assessed solely through project work or written assignments. Others are assessed through a combination of coursework, including essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, reflective journals, and exams.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/
Applicants who have not taken Spanish beyond GCSE level may be eligible for the Beginners pathway, where evidence of linguistic ability is required, typically GCSE grade B in Spanish or, if not taken, grade B in a Modern European language.
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