You are taught through a combination of fieldwork, fieldtrips, lectures, seminars, interactive class workshops and laboratory based practicals.
Fieldwork may include archaeological excavation (residential and in-class), survey, site and building recording and is intended to equip you with the subject based skills valuable to future employment. Fieldtrips are linked to the topics and sites covered in lectures and enable you to gather data for assessments and analyse real world situations.
Lectures introduce key ideas and debates which are further developed in seminar discussions. Workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to support your learning through individual and small group activities and problem based learning. Laboratory practicals further enhance your subject specific and research skills.
In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least four occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.
You have an opportunity to undertake a 100-hour work placement in the third year of the course, supervised for agreed projects by a work-based mentor and a University tutor.
You use industry-standard design software and have access to archaeological and computer laboratory facilities throughout the course.