Access to Higher Education: Archaeology ADED11816E

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to the academic study of Archaeology, focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 undergraduate courses in the College of Arts or the College of Social Sciences.


Blocks 1 & 2

2 hours per week for 22 weeks

Access courses are available at different days and times throughout the week. For timetable details, please see our 'Access to Higher Education' web pages University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses - Access courses

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Essay, 1500 words (40%)

Report or artefact analysis, 1500 words (40%)

Contribution to asynchronous online group discussion (20%)

Course Aims

To introduce students to the discipline of Archaeology and to enable them to develop academic literacies necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in the College of Arts.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Identify key themes in Archaeology and discuss them in their appropriate academic context with reference to current theory and practice

■ Correctly and confidently use key terminology of this field of study

■ Communicate Archaeology theories and concepts in a logical and effective manner, using key terminology from this field of study, as required for University Level 1 courses.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.