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.
Agricultural and Industrial Lives: 18C and 19C Wessex (SHHA206)
This module explores the impact of new technologies upon society and reveals how the experience of the Wessex region reflected that of the country at large in this epoch of change. Students will be expected to visit rural life and industrial museums and other relevant sites in the region.
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)
Fees, costs and funding
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How to apply
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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Studying with Strode College
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