The Theory and Method of History (SHHA101)
This module introduces modes of explanation in history and the nature of historical evidence. These themes are explored through several British and non- British case studies spanning over a thousand years of history.
Archaeological Survey and Excavation (SHHA102)
This module reveals how and why archaeologists discover sites and gather archaeological information and material. Practical elements such as field walking and excavation are included when opportunities arise.
Heritage and the Heritage Industry (SHHA103)
This module explores the theory of heritage, past and present. Modern practices are explored and the module includes a detailed examination of a contemporary heritage centre.
Prehistoric Wessex (SHHA104)
From the earliest hominids to the early medieval period, this module places Wessex in the wider context of the prehistory of western Europe. Opportunities to visit key local sites will be incorporated in the programme.
Rebellion and Reformation: English History from c.1450 to 1603 (SHHA106)
This is a study of the social and political upheavals of early modern England. Short lectures combine with seminars to promote in the exploration of change and continuity across time. Students analytical skills are developed through the study of a wide range of sources.
Professional Practice (SHHA109B)
This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skills necessary for relevant employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles.
The Analysis, Interpretation and Conservation of Archaeological Evidence (SHHA204)
This module provides an introduction to artefact analysis, conservation techniques, curation of archaeological material culture and archaeological report writing.
Personal Investigation (SHHA205)
The Personal Investigation is a project based around each student's areas of particular interest. In many cases it will build on the experience of the work placement module or the work-place for those already employed within the sector.
Ethno-Archaeology & Experimental Archaeology (SHHA207)
This module explores the ways in which archaeologists endeavour to reconstruct, understand and explain the past. It focuses in particular on archaeological experimentation and ethno-archaeological methods.
Historical Reputations (SHHA208)
Historical Interpretations (SHHA209)
Historical Identities (SHHA210)
This thematic module explores the impact of one or more identified groups in their own region and/or elsewhere. It covers elements such as society, politics, economics, culture, belief systems, ideas and physical environments. Lectures and seminars will promote the exploration of change and continuity of the impact of this group(s). Analytical skills are developed through the study of sources, theory and interpretations.
Fees, costs and funding
How to apply
For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below.
Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.
For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
Our partnership with Strode College
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Partner college open days
This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.
University of Plymouth open days
You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.
Studying with Strode College
Want to be part of a modern and thriving campus? Located in Street, central Somerset, we’ve specifically developed our foundation degree courses with support and advice from a wide range of local employers.