History, Heritage and Archaeology FdA
The heritage sector is an extremely important element of leisure and tourism in the southwest region. The course will deliver a relevant practitioner knowledge, skills and critical understanding of the fields of history, heritage and archaeology with particular emphasis on the local area.
The course has a very active and involved Employers’ Forum which participates fully in the planning and operation of the course and ensure that it is kept relevant and current. The course team are highly proactive and organise many visits and other activities for and with the students. The team includes staff who are practising researchers and published in their fields, and also has links with the University of Eichstaat in Germany.
The course should appeal to anyone with an interest in the past and the heritage of the south-west.
- The Theory and Method of History
- Archaeological Survey and Excavation
- Heritage and the Heritage Industry
- Prehistoric Wessex
- Rebellion and Reformation: English History from c.1450 to 1603
- Professional Practice
- Historical Interpretations: Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Europe
- Experimental Archaeology and Living History
- Alfred the Great and King John: Contemporary Sources and Historical Reputations
- The Analysis, Interpretation and Conservation of Archaeological Evidence
- Personal Investigation
- Agricultural and Industrial Lives: 18th Century and19th Century Wessex
Coursework and presentations.
- Andrew Pickering MA, BA (Hons), PGCE
- Eddie Daughton BA (Hons), HND
- Katherine Dray MA, BA (Hons), PGCE
- Sean McGlynn MA, BA (Hons)
The usual entry point score requirement at age 18 is 180 UCAS points (eg. National Diploma with triple Merit or above; three A Levels grade C or above; plus at least one pass at A2 Level), however experience and other qualifications will be taken into consideration. For consideration please discuss with the course tutor.
Age 25 plus entry is considered on an individual basis with the course tutor in lieu of experience, enthusiasm, and other forms of evidence of aptitude.
How to Apply
Please apply directly to Strode College, either online or complete the application form in the middle of the Higher Education Prospectus.
Applications for Higher Education courses at Strode College are accepted throughout the year.
Conditional or unconditional offers will be made subject to appropriate qualifications and or experience, successful interview and a relevant academic or vocational reference.
Acceptance of place offers is expected within three weeks of an offer being made. Please direct applications to central admissions.
2013-2014 HE Term Dates
The Higher Education term dates for 2013-14 are:
- w/c 16 September 2013 - w/e 20 December 2013
- w/c 6 January 2014 - w/e 4 April 2014
- w/c Tue 22 April 2014 - w/e13 June 2014
Successful completion of the foundation degree can lead to stage 3, final year through approved routes to the:
- BA (Hons) History degree at Plymouth University;
- BA (Hons) History, Heritage and Archaeology degree at Strode College (from 2014 subject to approval);
- BSc (Hons) Archaeology degree at Truro and Penwith College (subject to approval).
Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.
Employer Support From
- Somerset County Museum Services
- Somerset County Archaeological Services
- City of Bath Council
- The National Trust
- Somerset Heritage Centre
- Mid-Somerset Newspapers
Potential work placements include:
- Heritage Centres
- Schools and colleges
- Archaeological excavations
- Gail Colthurst: History student of the year
- Pete Missingham: Strode student's project accepted by Imperial War Museum
- Mandy Eldred-Tyler: Strode Degree student publishes history book
Strode code: AH4HAH
Level: HE Level 5
Awarding body: Plymouth University
Length: 2, 3 or 4 years or modular
Contact: Strode College Admissions team