ARCH30130 Archaeological Workplacement

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module provides credit for participation in archaeological excavations, laboratory projects or equivalent during the summer break (June to August 2019).

Students may gain skills in several different areas, dependent on the project: for example, excavation, finds analysis, sample processing, administrative or survey work, on projects based in Ireland or overseas.

Students will be required to undertake approximately four weeks of full-time work on a project and to complete a learning journal. Students who participate in a work placement will be manually enrolled to the module by the School of Archaeology for the academic year 2019/20.

Please note that many placements will require that students contribute a charge to cover transport/accommodation/food etc.

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Learning Outcomes:

At the successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate that they have gained expertise in a number of archaeological field/laboratory skills;
2. Demonstrate critical understanding of the project's research context, and how their activities contributed to this goal;
3. Demonstrate critical reflection on their learning and the social context of their activities during the placement

Indicative Module Content:

Placement, with several preparatory sessions with the Module Coordinator prior to the placement.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Reflective learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

ARCH20100 or an equivalent accredited fieldschool course are prerequisites.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
ARCH20100 or an equivalent accredited fieldschool course are prerequisites. Archaeology PhD students (DRHSC001 Z117, DRHSC001 Z118) are excluded.

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Journal: Learning Journal Week 4 n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Placement Supervisor Report Week 4 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written feedback within 3 weeks of submission deadline.

Name Role
Dr Meriel McClatchie Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  

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