I think Leicester is the only bet now if you want to do a degree or
diploma part time. Exeter used to have a good distance learning
course but no longer sadly although there are some accredited modules
still being taught: www.education.ex.ac.uk/dll/list_courses.php?code=lla
If you are interested in practical archaeology (in the holidays
perhaps), i.e. digs, then Bournemouth's School of Conservation
Sciences has an excellent course: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/conservation/
2008_shortcourses_knowlton.html. You can stay in the student village
and travel out to the dig each day by special bus. It is great fun
and hard work - exciting too!
Wessex Archaeology has a training excavation (also in Dorset):
best of luck
On 12 Mar 2008, at 12:49, Emma Smith wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've been a silent member of the mailing list for a few months now.
> Whilst I
> find it all fascinating stuff, I am very much a novice so often
> feel out of
> my depth. I have joined a local archaeology group, but I would like
> to do
> some structured learning.
> I wondered if anyone knows about a course that I can do, where I
> can learn
> the grassroots of archaeology. I did a Classics A-level 14 years
> ago, so I
> do have some knowledge of classical archaeology which I guess is a
> I work full-time and I would be limited to courses in or around
> which probably means it would have to be a home 'distance learning'
> similar to the Open University but not at degree level.
> I've been searching the internet and it appears there was due to be
> a GCSE
> in Archaeology, but it was withdrawn by AQA. In any case, I would
> still need
> to find somewhere that could offer it to someone in my position.
> Well, I don't want waffle on too much! I thought I would try this
> list, as
> you all seem hugely knowledgeable on just about everything to do with
> archaeology! So, if anyone does have any ideas of where I can begin
> to look
> for a basic/starter course in archaeology, or point me in the right
> direction, I would be enormously grateful to hear your advice.
> Many thanks,