Programme Specification for the 2016/7 academic year

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology Programme codeUFA3GOAGOA08
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2016/7
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2015

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

Exeter’s Archaeology degrees enable you to explore both the academic and practical dimensions of a uniquely fascinating discipline. Building on a firm foundation of the subject provided in the first year, the degrees give you a wide variety of choice to follow your particular interests. These can cover the microscopic analysis of ancient artefacts to the exploration of entire fossilised landscapes, from understanding prehistoric villages to recording historic buildings; the subject is broad, multi-disciplinary and dynamic. As you work through your degree, you can develop your own specialisation, culminating in a dissertation supported by one-to-one tuition.

Studying Anthropology at Exeter offers you a unique experience of the discipline, covering its different aspects and subfields, including social/cultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and physical anthropology. You will explore both the empirical work that anthropologists have produced as well as the exciting theoretical debates that drive the discipline, and have the opportunity to acquire a range of methods and research skills. You will develop a critical understanding of contemporary and past society and culture, through the lens of a broad range of case studies in different geographical and cultural setting. A wide range of options on topics as varied as childhood, human-animal interactions, consumption, Africa, and ethnomusicology, will let you pursue your personal interests in depth. You will also have the opportunity to trace the human story from pre-history onwards and learn how human beings have evolved, adapted and formed societies in the past in modules in archaeology and physical anthropology.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. To offer an excellent Honours-level education in Archaeology and Anthropology, which meets the criteria for Honours level awards as set out in the FHEQ and the University’s statement of Levels and Awards, and which at least meets the standards set in the national Subject Benchmarking statements for both subject areas.
2. To encourage graduates to become useful, productive and questioning members of society.
3. To provide a stimulating and supportive environment for students that is informed by research where deemed appropriate.
4. To work in partnership with students to produce graduates who are grounded in the main themes of Archaeology through a combination of both broad and detailed focuses on particular aspects of the past, study of a range of time periods, and study of different geographical areas.
5. To work in partnership with students to produce graduates who are grounded in the main themes of Social Anthropology through a combination of modules which develop a deep understanding of the diversity of societies and cultures, and to think comparatively and analytically about key questions and problems in studying the worlds of other people and our own.
6. To offer a structured framework of study which ensures that within the time span of the programme every student follows a balanced and complementary range of modules, whilst allowing sufficient choice to ensure that students are able to follow individual areas of learning.
7. To work in partnership with students to produce graduates who understand the various methods which Archaeologists and Anthropologists use to study past and present human societies; and who can analyse the organisation and development of societies and gain competence in dealing with the various types of evidence and the methodological problems associated with studying historical and contemporary cultures.
8. To develop students’ competence in the subject-specific skills required in Archaeology and in Anthropology through practical engagement with primary and empirical data.
9. To expose students to different teaching and assessment methods within an appropriate learning environment, supported by feedback, monitoring and pastoral care.
10. To provide a range of academic and personal skills which will prepare students from varied educational backgrounds for employment or further study, which will foster mental agility and adaptability, and which will enable them to deploy their knowledge, abilities and skills in their entirety, displaying balance and judgement in a variety of circumstances.

You will acquire advanced competence in core academic, personal and key skills, providing a basis for career progression in the academic and professional worlds. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and assessment methods within appropriate learning environments, supported by feedback and monitoring. You will also be given an opportunity to develop your independent study skills through a piece of individual research.   

The programme provides an intellectually stimulating, satisfying experience of learning and studying, and forms a sound basis for further study in Archaeology, Anthropology or related disciplines. It aims to develop a range of subject-specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment. This programme encourages you to become a global citizen, a productive, useful and questioning member of society, and provides thorough training for further study or a specialist career. You may utilise the skills you develop in a range of sectors, including Heritage, Museums, Archaeology, Consultancy, the Civil Service, Education, Teaching, Research, and Charities.

This programme is intended;

4. Programme Structure

The programme is studied over three years full-time (or up to six years part-time). Study is undertaken in three stages, with each stage comprising 120 credits made up of either 15 or 30-credit modules. All students must study the specified core modules. Modules marked with an asterisk are 'non-condonable', that is if failed the failed assessment(s) must be retaken for a maximum mark of 40%. Optional modules aim to look in some depth at a relatively narrow area of study using some primary source materials and encouraging a critical approach to the interpretation of those sources. Optional modules focus on
practical aspects of archaeology and aim to teach a practical skill, and an appreciation of its application to archaeological study.

The programme is divided into units of study called ‘modules’ which are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work.

 

 

A full list of modules is available at

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site.

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/

The modules are designed like building blocks, with modules at Stages 2 and 3 building on the work of the preceding stage, helping you to progressively develop your academic skills. The 'level' of a module within these stages is designated by the first number in the module code. You will find that your work becomes more specialized as it becomes more advanced. The availability of all modules as options is subject to timetable and staffing constraints, and to permission from the relevant Director of Education.

Assessment marks obtained at Stage 1 do not contribute to the overall mark for the summative classification of the award, although 90 credits must be awarded for progression to Stage 2.

University regulations stipulate that students taking a 360 credit Honours degree programme must take no more than 150 credits of level 1 modules and not less than 90 credits of level 3 modules. The overall mark for the summative degree assessment is calculated from the marks for Stages 2 and 3, which are weighted in the ratio 1:2.

In each stage you will take 120 credits in total, 60 in Archaeology and 60 in Anthropology

Stage 1


In your first year, the modules you take will give you a solid grounding in the techniques of archaeology and the key topics that archaeologists study in all periods, from the earliest times to the later Middle Ages. Anthropology modules will focus on social and cultural anthropology. You will study fundamental questions about society and culture, investigating the rich diversity of human life across the globe.

Examples of level 1 Archaeology modules can be found at: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/archaeology/undergraduate/degrees/modules/

Examples of level 1 Anthropology modules can be found at:http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/anthropology/undergraduate/undergraduates/baanthropology/programmestructure/

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC1010 Themes in World Archaeology 15No
ARC1020 Essential Archaeological Methods 15No
ANT1005 Introduction to Social Anthropology: Exploring Cultural Diversity 15No
ANT1004 Introduction to Social Anthropology-Theorising the Everyday World 15No
ANT1003 Imagining Social Worlds: Texts 15No
ANT1008 Imagining Social Worlds: Artefacts 15No

Optional Modules

Under modularity rules either ANT1003 or ANT1008 can be replaced by other Anthropology Level One optional modules, or up to 30 credits of modules from another discipline

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC1030 Investigating British Archaeology 15No
ARC1040 Artefacts and Materials 15No
ARC1050 Objects: Contexts and Display 15No
ARC1060 Ancient Civilisations of the Mediterranean and Near East 15No
ARC1070 Practical Skills in Archaeology 30No
Total Credits for Stage 1

120

Stage 2


In the second year you will advance your grasp of archaeological and anthropological knowledge and methods through a set of compulsory modules, including fieldwork. Optional modules enable you to develop specialist knowledge on a range of topics.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC2003 Archaeological Fieldwork Project OR ARC200430Yes
ANT2002 Ethnography Now 15No
ANT2003 Current Debates in Anthropology 15No
ANT2003 Current Debates in Anthropology 15No

Optional Modules

60 credits of Level 2 optional modules (30 in Archaeology and 30 in Anthropology or up to 30 credits of modules from another discipline).

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC2504 Zooarchaeology 15No
ARC2514 Forensic Anthropology 15No
ARC2111 North American Prehistory 15No
ARC2118 Lords to Lepers: Medieval Social Worlds 15No
ARC2123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15No
ARC2124 Giving and Taking: the Archaeology & Anthropology of Circulation and Exchange 15No
ARC2125 Ancient Arts and Crafts: Perspectives on Material Culture 15No
ARC2126 Trading places, towns, royal palaces and fortifications: Early medieval centres in Europe (400-1100 AD) 15No
ARC2127 Human Origins 15No
ARC2401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15No
ARC2506A Reading Stone Tools 15No
Anthropology S2 modules 2015/6
ANT2008 Childhood 15 No
ANT2009 Living cities: Migration, place and the politics of identities 15 No
ANT2010 Human-Animal Interactions 15 No
ANT2011 Anthropology of Africa: Histories, Politics and Perspectives 15 No
ANT2012 The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology 15 No
ANT2013 Visual Anthropology: Methods & Perspectives 15 No
ANT2029 Sociology and Philosophy of Globalisation 15 No
ANT2031 Ethnomusicology 30 No
ANT2032 Culture and Perception in Everyday Life 15 No
ANT2035 Philosophical Anthropology 15 No
ANT2040 Actor-Network-Theory 15 No
ANT2085 Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society Part 1: Medicine and Social Control 15 No
ANT2086 Addiction 30 No
ANT2087 Disability and Society 15 No
ANT2088 Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society: Part 2: Bodies in Society 15 No
ANT2090 Sound and Society 15 No
ARA1030 Introduction to Islamic Archaeology 15No
CLA2514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15No
ARC2404 Romanization: Interaction, Conquest and Change in Late Roman and Iron Age Dacia 15No
ARC2507 Archaeometallurgy 15No
ARC2512 Palaeobotany 15No
Total Credits for Stage 2

120

Stage 3


The centre-point of the final year is the dissertation. This provides you with the opportunity to explore an area of interest and to demonstrate what you have learned over the previous years of your degree. You will also take up to three other specialist modules to create a programme of work fully reflecting your interests.

Compulsory Modules

Dissertation project in Archaeology or Anthropology.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC3000 Archaeological Dissertation or ANT304030Yes
ANT3040 Anthropology Dissertation or ARC300030Yes

Optional Modules

You would take at least 30 credits of Archaeology optional modules and at least 30 credits of Anthropology optional module.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC3003 Professional Placement 30No
ARC3006 Advanced Fieldwork Project 15No
ARC3111 North American Prehistory 15No
ARC3118 Lords to Lepers: Medieval Social Worlds 15No
ARC3123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15No
ARC3124 Giving and Taking: the Archaeology & Anthropology of Circulation and Exchange 15No
ARC3125 Ancient Arts and Crafts: Perspectives on Material Culture 15No
ARC3126 Trading places, towns, royal palaces and fortifications: Early medieval centres in Europe (400-1100 AD) 15No
ARC3127 Human Origins 15No
ARC3401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15No
ARC3404 Romanization: Interaction, Conquest and Change in Late Roman and 15No
ARC3507 Archaeometallurgy 15No
ARC3512 Palaeobotany 15No
CLA3265 Art and Visual Culture in the Roman world 15No
ARC3611 Funerary Osteoarchaeology 15No
Total Credits for Stage 3

120


6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Understand basic archaeological techniques and appreciate their major advantages and disadvantages.
2. Appreciate the relationship between data collected in the field and its interpretation.
3. Identify the different roles of professional archaeologists.
4. Understand the chronology of archaeological periods and the main themes in European archaeology from early prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages.
5. Show familiarity with some key archaeological sites and finds.
6. Show competence in the various techniques of practical Archaeology and an understanding of their problems and possibilities.
7. Use appropriate archaeological terminology.
8. Deploy information from technical projects.
9. Demonstrate understanding (at increasing depth, according to level) of thematic/methodological issues (increasingly complex, according to level).
10. A basic understanding of the extent and nature of human diversity and commonality as seen, in particular, from a social and cultural perspective.
11. an understanding of how human beings shape and are shaped by social and cultural contexts.
12. an appreciation of the relationship between local social and cultural forms in relation to broader global and historical processes.
13. an awareness of, and facility in, the use of the repertoire of key concepts, theories and methods of anthropological analysis.
14. a basic appreciation of the social and historical processes that influence the objects of anthropological study.
15. a well-developed capacity to question cultural assumptions.
16. an ability to recognize some of the ways in which anthropological knowledge and insight can be applied in a variety of contexts.
17. a good understanding of the ethical implications of anthropological enquiry and qualitative research more generally.
18. a solid ability to conduct research, within supportive guidelines, drawing on primary and secondary sources.
19. Present work in the format expected of historians, including footnoting and bibliographical references.

Archaeology

1-3 are developed initially through ARC1020 followed by ARC2003/4, and developed in increasing sophistication through options during stages 2 and 3.

4 and 5 are developed through ARC1010 and then through various thematic options at stages 2 and 3.

6-8 are developed through ARC1020 at stage 1 and at stage 2 through ARC2003/4, and ARC3000 at stage 3.

9 is developed through the optional thematic modules taken across all three stages. The level of competence expected of students intensifies at each stage of the programme. Methodological issues area introduced through ARC1020 and developed through ARC2003/4. The chronological and thematic framework is introduced in ARC1010 at stage 1 and developed through many options at stages 2 and 3. ARC3000 at stage 3 brings the methodological and thematic elements together in an independent research dissertation.

Anthropology
will be taught in lectures (on level one, ANT1004, ANT1005 and ANT1003) to introduce the discipline and these are supported by tutorials where lecture content and course readings are discussed. There are core readings to be done on a weekly basis and further readings in preparation for or as part of assignments and assessments. ANT1008 has three introductory lectures but mostly consists of group work (leading to a group presentation and team report) and individual project work supported by weekly group discussions.
Stage two and three modules (except the dissertation) consist of lectures and seminars which again will require both weekly readings in preparation of seminar discussions and further readings for assignments and assessments. The dissertation will be mainly based on independent readings under the guidance by an assigned supervisor.

Archaeology

Archaeology modules will be assessed by essays, reports and/or exams and also individual and group presentations (ILOs 1-9). Exams in the introductory module (ARC 1020) put particular emphasis on ILOs 1, 5, 6, 7. Fieldwork reports in ARC2003/4 will focus on ILOs 1, 2, 3, 6.The dissertation module (ARC 3000) will assess all ILOs.


Anthropology
Anthropology modules will be assessed by essays and/or exams and also individual and group presentations (ILOs 10, 11, 13, 14,16). Exams in introductory modules (ANT1004 and ANT1005) will lay additional emphasis on ILO 11. The methods modules (ANT1008, ANT2002, ANT2004) will also include specific assessment items such as mini projects and research proposals (ILO 12, 15) and methods specific written assignments (ILOs 10, 12, 15). The dissertation module (ANT3040) will assess all ILOs.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Draw thematic comparisons between material from different sources.
2. Show awareness of contrasting approaches to research.
3. Judge between competing views.
4. Understand and demonstrate the different uses of qualitative and quantitative data, and evaluate their relative advantages and disadvantages.
5. Show clear awareness of the basic philosophical questions arising from academic research.
6. Think and write broadly about large themes.
7. Comprehend complex terminology and discourses.
8. Use a library, field visits and the world-wide web to find information.
9. Develop and deploy critical argument, grounded in theoretical frameworks and empirical data, based on professional standards of evidence use.
10. Identify problems of reliability and bias in, and more generally evaluate, evidence.
11. Collate data from a range of sources.
12. Reference sources accurately in written work, including use of the Harvard system in Archaeology and Anthropology.
13. Answer questions concisely and persuasively in written work.
14. Present work and answer questions orally.
15. Think of pertinent and intellectually demanding questions to ask other students.
16. Deploy complex terminology in a comprehensible manner.
17. Focus on and comprehend complex texts.
18. Specific to Anthropology; Analyse texts, visual material and other artefacts taking into account their cultural, historical and generic contexts.
19. Demonstrate receptiveness to cultural difference and cross-cultural variation and ability to see the specifity one's cultural perspective.

These skills are developed throughout the degree programme, but the emphasis becomes more complex as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both presentation and class discussion). In Archaeology, these skills are developed through a mixture of teaching and learning methods including lectures (normally 2 hours), seminars, practical classes/fieldwork and tutorials. The assessment is made through a combination of examinations (including essays and gobbet passages for comment); term-time essays and oral presentations. The marking criteria are available in the Student Handbooks.

Anthropology will be taught in lectures (on level one, ANT1004, ANT1005 and ANT1003) to introduce the discipline and these are supported by tutorials where lecture content and course readings are discussed. There are core readings to be done on a weekly basis and further readings in preparation for or as part of assignments and assessments. ANT1008 has three introductory lectures but mostly consists of group work (leading to a group presentation and team report) and individual project work supported by weekly group discussions.

Stage two and three modules (except the dissertation) consist of lectures and seminars which again will require both weekly readings in preparation of seminar discussions and further readings for assignments and assessments. The dissertation will be mainly based on independent readings under the guidance by an assigned supervisor.

Students will only partly have prescribed readings and will need to find texts using the library resources including the electronic library. Further they will need to use the internet to source information and deploy that information adequately in accordance with a competent assessment of the nature of the source. Seminars and tutorials will require students’ active participation in discussions.

Archaeology

Exams: ILOs 1-11, 13, 16

Essays: ILOs 1-13, 16

Dissertation: 1-12, 16

Presentations: ILOs 8, 14, 15

Projects: ILOs: 1-2, 16, 17

Anthropology

Exams: ILOs 2-9, 13, 16, 17, 19

Essays: ILOs 1-13, 16-19

Dissertation: ILOs 1-13, 16-19

Presentations: ILOs 1-4, 7-9,14-19

Projects: ILOs 2,4-6, 8-12, 15, 18, 19 

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Undertake independent study and work to deadlines.
2. Use a range of basic IT resources (such as e-mail and the Internet) to acquire and manipulate general and subject-specific information.
3. Digest, select and organise material from disparate sources for suitably illustrated, clear and concise oral presentation and written work of varying length.
4. Evaluate own work.
5. Participate in oral discussions; present and evaluate complex arguments and ideas orally; digest, select and organise material for oral presentations.
6. Work with others as part of a team.
7. Interact effectively with peers and staff.
8. Undertake group work, including the presentation and discussion of material in group
9. Communicate and argue effectively, both orally and in writing.
10. Express and defend opinions on a wide range of current and abstract issues
11. Plan and execute a demanding piece of work over a long time scale.
12. Adapt and transfer the critical methods of the disciplines into unfamiliar contexts including a variety of working environments

 

Archaeology

1 is an essential part of the successful completion of the programme, notably the Dissertation. 2 is developed through the requirement that all written work be word-processed, and through use of the internet as a general research tool in all modules. There is further scope for developing IT skills through options. 3 is developed through a variety of written assignments and tutorials throughout the programme. 4 is developed through appraisals and the qualitative self-assessment involved in completing cover sheets for all assignments. 5 is developed through group work and seminars, which form an important component of many option modules. The skills in 6-10 are developed through interaction in seminars and in discussion with tutors about essay work, and in response to criticism both collective and individual. There is particular emphasis on 6 during fieldwork (ARC2003/4). 11 is developed through the Archaeology Fieldwork Project (ARC2004) at stage 2 and dissertation work (ARC3000) at stage 3 (both of which work towards an end-of-module deadline). 9 and 10 are developed through optional thematic modules at stages 2 and 3. 12 relates to ARC2003/4 and optional advanced fieldwork and placement modules. 

Anthropology

will be taught in lectures (on level one, ANT1004, ANT1005 and ANT1003) to introduce the discipline and these are supported by tutorials where lecture content and course readings are discussed. There are core readings to be done on a weekly basis and further readings in preparation for or as part of assignments and assessments. ANT1033 has three introductory lectures but mostly consists of group work (leading to a group presentation and team report) and individual project work supported by weekly group discussions.

Stage two and three modules (except the dissertation) consist of lectures and seminars which again will require both weekly readings in preparation of seminar discussions and further readings for assignments and assessments. The dissertation will be mainly based on independent readings under the guidance by an assigned supervisor.

Students will only partly have prescribed readings and will need to find texts using the library resources including the electronic library. Further they will need to use the internet to source information and deploy that information adequately in accordance with a competent assessment of the nature of the source. Seminars and tutorials will require students’ active participation.

Archaeology

Exams: ILOs 1-4, 7, 9

Essays: ILOs 1-4, 7, 9

Dissertation: 1-4, 7, 9, 11

Presentations: ILOs 1-10

Projects: ILOs: 1-4, 6-9

 

Anthropology

Exams: ILOs 9, 10, 12

Essays: ILOs 1-4, 9, 10

Dissertation: ILOs 1-4,7, 9-11

Presentations: ILOs 1-3, 5-10

Projects: ILOs 1-10 

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Humanities (CHUM)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology

19. UCAS Code

VL46

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Archaeology
[Honours] Sociology

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/10/2010

Date of last revision

22/12/2014