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British Archaeology Undergraduate Program 2017 University of Oxford, UK

Publish Date: Apr 03, 2017

Deadline: May 11, 2017

About the program

The Advanced Diploma in British Archaeology is an undergraduate part-time course especially designed to suit adult students with busy lives and other commitments, but who would like to further their interest in archaeology through an academic course.

The one-year part-time modular course aims to provide you with an academic grounding in British Archaeology, and to increase your understanding of the skills and techniques needed to recover, process and evaluate archaeological evidence, together with research and writing a 10,000 word dissertation in a subject of your choice in British Archaeology.

Open evening Tuesday 7 February 2017

There will be an Open Evening on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA from 6:30pm-8:30pm. You are invited to visit the Department, meet the Course Director and tutors, and discuss the course. If you would like to attend, please email


There are three possible modules, with one module offered each year.

The modules are:

  • Later Prehistoric and Roman Britain October 2017
  • Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval Britain October 2018
  • Early Prehistoric Britain October 2019

IT requirements

This course uses the Department’s online assignment submission system. In order to prepare and submit your course assignments you will need access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification. Students of this course may use the student computing facilities provided in Departmental buildings.

Contact information

If you would like an informal discussion on academic matters before making your application you may contact the following:

Dr Alison MacDonald 01865 270370

Award Programme Office 01865 280154 / 270369
For queries on applications and admissions

Student Advice 01865 280355
For general guidance and advice, credit transfer, special needs provision, residential category and sources of funding:

Study Skills 01865 280892
For information about Study Skills courses:

Day & Weekend School Office 01865 270368 / 270380
For information on day schools and weekend courses:

OUDCE Reception 01865 270360
For general enquiries about OUDCE or to leave messages if other staff are not available.

Apply for this course

Continuing students

OUDCE Diploma students who wish to progress to the Advanced Diploma should return a completed application form with a statement of reasons for wanting to apply to the course. No reference is necessary.

Together with the application form, others should submit a reference and additional materials: (i) a statement (preferably typewritten) of approx. 300 words outlining your previous experience of the subject (if any) and your reasons for wishing to enrol on the course.

If possible, your referee should be a person who can comment on your academic ability and background, but where this is not appropriate, you should name a referee who can vouch for your motivation, commitment and potential. A reference from a family member is not acceptable.

Please read carefully the instructions on the reference form. When you have received your reference, return the unopened envelope with your application form and your statement to:

Award Programme Administrator

Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JA

Late applications will be considered if there are still places on the course, but applications cannot be considered after the course has begun. Please contact the Award Programme Administrator on 01865 270369 to check availability. The final decision on course entry rests with OUDCE.


The fee for 2016-2017 is £2,305 (EU students) or £4,335 (non-EU students). A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required on acceptance of a place and the balance of the fee is payable in instalments. The fee includes tuition for the practical fieldwork or the two practical weekends. Accommodation during these periods may be available at Rewley House at an additional charge.

Additional expenses

Students are not required to buy books, but there may be a few recommended key texts which you may like to buy. Transport for field trips and the practical field work is normally arranged on a car sharing basis by the students themselves. Costs of any additional hire of transport would be paid for by the students. Entry fees to museums or sites are paid individually by the students.

Non-EU students

This course is not suitable for non-EU students who do not already live in the UK before the course begins. For information, refer to

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