Archaeology - Exploring Archaeology

University College Dublin


Course Name Archaeology - Exploring Archaeology
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code ARCH10010
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

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1st September: Continuing Open Learning students

14th September: New students and those who are waiting to hear from the CAO before deciding whether to pursue Open Learnin...

Application Date

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Complete an online pre-registration form
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Duration Autumn Trimester - September to December.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.

How will I learn?
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Field Trip/External Visits

Specified Learning Activities

Autonomous Student Learning

Course Fee The fee for Open Learning is €375 per audit module or €500 per credit module.
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Additional Information:
Archaeology PhD students (DRHSC001 Z117, DRHSC001 Z118) may audit only
Financial Support

Expand+Scholarship and Financial Support

You may be eligible to apply for a PATH Open Learning Scholarship. Further information and eligibility criteria are outlined on the PATH Open Learning Scholarship webpage.

Course Content

Expand+ARCH10010 Exploring Archaeology
Academic Year 2020/2021

Archaeology explores how people in the past created and inhabited worlds that were often very different from our own. Archaeologists gain unique insights into the human condition by investig...

Subjects Taught Indicative Module Content:
Introduction: what is archaeology?
How did people in the past live with materials, and which materials survive?
How do we find archaeological landscapes?
How do we investigate archaeological landscapes?
How were societies organised?
What were living conditions like?
How did people change and shape their environments?
What did people look like, and what foods did they eat?
What happened at the end of their lives?
Using the past to understand the present.
Number of Credits 5
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Accumulating Open Learning Credits
Open Learners who successfully complete a credit module will be awarded 5 credits.

5 credits can be used by mature students (23 years and older) in place of the MSAP exam when applying for a place on relevant un...

Further Enquiries

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Jenny -
Dr Jenny Doyle is Project Manager in UCD Access and Lifelong Learning. Jenny can offer you direction and support in all aspects of our part-time progr...

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