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Professional Placement in the Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Sector

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Kristian Strutt
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

A key component of higher archaeological practice is the development of archaeological vocational skills, and the application of what is learnt at university in the working environment. The archaeological methods and skills taught at university have diverse uses, including industrial and commercial applications, and use in academic research. For students undertaking the Higher Archaeological Practice pathway the Professional Placement in the Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Sector module provides a compulsory component of involvement with one of a number of leading heritage institutions and companies, extending graduate education beyond the lecture room to placements in the archaeological sector and heritage industry. The module provides the opportunity for students to work and learn in one of their key areas of interest, such as in an archaeological unit, a museum, or laboratory. Orientation sessions will be held at the university for students to discuss module expectations and offer guidance. The majority of the time (4 weeks) is designated to time spent embedded with an outside institution, where students will work and learn about the archaeology sector and heritage industry and experience it first-hand. The assessed outcomes for the module will take the form of a report, project work or small exhibition, completed by the students as part of their time with these institutions, and assessed by a panel of academics and student supervisors from the host institution.

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