Taught course

Archaeology and Heritage

University of Leicester · School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Entry requirements

Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Geography or cognate subject; or extensive full-time professional experience in a relevant field will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

This degree will introduce you to the theoretical and practical issues underpinning landscape archaeology. You will examine critical approaches to heritage sites and landscapes, as well as studying landscape archaeology, the management of archaeological practices, and building construction and evolution.

We will introduce you to a range of analytical and survey skills and more sophisticated methods of data investigation that can be used in your studies of landscapes and buildings. During the course, you will be encouraged to apply those skills through analysis and interpretation of archaeological sites in your own locality.

The course will equip you with the skills of site evaluation and project management and you will gain an insight into planning and legislation constraints using case studies drawn from across the world.

This MA provides you with an excellent foundation for further academic research or if you are a professional seeking to develop your specialisms in archaeology and heritage, the course offers an opportunity to build on your your skills and knowledge. Graduates from this course have gone on to work for English Heritage, the National Park Survey, Parks Canada, and the US military state offices.

Information for international students

Attendance at the University of Leicester is not required. Foreign language students should meet the University's English requirements.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
8 months


distance learning
18 months

Course contact details

Distance Learning Hub
0116 252 2903