Continuing & Further Education
(An * denotes membership of CBA, correct at time of publication)
Distance Learning and Campus based courses in Archaeology and
* Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham offers courses in applied archaeology, antiquity, landscape studies, palaeoenvironments, cultural resource management and the heritage environment. Programmes can be undertaken via a variety of pathways including short CPD courses, longer postgraduate certificates and diplomas, through to full-blown masters degrees, MPhils and PhDs. Students can study many of the courses via Distance Learning, meaning there is no need to give up working in order to undertake courses, and we continue to offer campus-based programmes.
Birmingham has been involved with some amazing projects over the past 18 months — from recording Qatar’s heritage and uncovering drowned landscapes in the North Sea, to recovering the Staffordshire Hoard. All our students benefit from the in-depth involvement that the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity has with real world heritage projects via in-house professional teams at Birmingham Archaeology and the Ironbridge Institute. We are at the cutting edge of research and development in visualisation and technology via the IBM VISTA research centre, and have the academic rigour and support of the College of Arts and Law.
Students can be a part of this from the comfort of their own home, or by coming to the UK’s second city to study — either way they will learn, develop and take new steps towards a successful academic or professional career.
If you have any queries, please get in touch — or look at our website at www.iaa.bham.ac.uk/postgraduate/. You can also take a look at the newsletter at Scribd by following this link www.scribd.com/doc/33914462/PG-Newsletter2010b.
A level archaeology
"Archaeology is one of the most exciting subjects in the current curriculum and combines elements of many other disciplines including: sociology, history, religious studies and science.
At A level archaeology offers the student the opportunity to develop critical analysis of methodological and theoretical approaches used within professional archaeology. The AQA specification permits the student to study the archaeology of religion and ritual and archaeological skills and methods during the first year.
During the second year students will learn about world cultures from many periods and have the opportunity to research and present a piece of course work on a site of personal interest."
A level archaeology is available at
A Level Archaeology - 14-19 year olds (contact Dr P Grinter)
Sutton Coldfield Campus, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 2NW
Tel: 0121 355 5671
Fax: 0121 355 0799
Course enquiries - telephone: 0845 155 0101
Archaeology AS/A Level (contact Mr Alan Richardson)
Whittingham Road, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3NA
Tel: 0121 602 7777
Fax: 0121 585 0369
The Ironbridge Institute
Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7DX
offers MA/PG Diploma in Heritage Management and MA/PG Diploma in Historic Environment Conservation. Distance Learning programmes include MA/PG Diploma in Practical Archaeology (DL), MA/PG Diploma in Landscape Archaeology, GIS & Virtual Environments (DL) and MA/PG Diploma in Heritage Management (DL).
Janice Fletcher, Programme Administrator
Tel: 01952 432 751
Fax: 01952 435 937
Centre for Continuing & Professional Education, Keele
Freepost (ST 1666), Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5BG
Tel: 01782 583 436
Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel: 024 7652 2069
Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick
Westwood Campus, Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel: 024 7652 4617/4178
Fax: 024 7652 4223
of Science and the Environment, University of Worcester
offers BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Heritage Studies and BSc (Hons) in Archaeology and Landscape Studies.
The Departmental Administrator, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ
Tel: 01905 855 201/202