Taught course

Archaeology: Historical Archaeology

University of Leicester · School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Entry requirements

2:1 degree in Archaeology (or Anthropology in North America). We will consider your application if you do not have a degree but do have extensive professional archaeological experience.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

This innovative degree provides an in-depth analysis of the processes of social and cultural change, especially in the early modern and modern worlds, from a material perspective.

You will investigate the political and social contexts of archaeological research and the range of sources used by scholars over the past 500 years. The course will give you a global perspective on the processes of social and cultural change, drawing on the strength of our department, which has the largest concentration of later historical archaeologists in the UK.

During the course, you will be introduced to analytical and survey skills and more sophisticated methods of archaeological investigation, which you will be encouraged to use in your own studies. Our 'Historical Archaeology of England' module gives you the opportunity to take part in a one-week residential field school focusing on landscapes, buildings and material culture and the chance to meet tutors face-to-face.

Information for international students

Foreign language students need to meet the University English language requirements.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
18 months


distance learning
8 months

Course contact details

Distance Learning Hub
+44 (0)116 252 2903