Archaeology and Art History (3 years) [BA]
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Teaching and learning
A variety of teaching methods are used, including teaching by seminar, lectures, individual supervision of dissertations and fieldwork. The precise methods depend on the programme you are taking; fieldwork for art history students means regular classes in Manchester (where the Cornerhouse specializes in modern art and the City Art Gallery has a famous collection of Pre-Raphaelite art). Archaeology fieldwork includes one day site visits as well as extensive periods of excavation in locations as close as Stonehenge and Orkney and as distant as Africa and the Middle East. The School subsidises the cost of fieldwork.
Coursework and assessment
You are taught through lectures, seminars, and personal supervision. Teaching methods may include seminar and lecture presentations, student and lecturer-led discussions, fieldwork and on-site teaching (museums and archaeological sites). Assessment is by essays, seminar presentations, the long essay and dissertation, and written examinations.