Distance Learning in Archaeology and Ancient History

Distance Learning is a flexible and completely equivalent way of studying and getting academic qualifications in Archaeology and Ancient History. It also provides an alternative route onto our campus degrees. If you pass level 1, you can transfer onto campus study in your second year.

We are the world leaders in archaeology and ancient history programmes by distance learning. We have been teaching students by distance learning for 20 years, and offer the full range of internationally recognised academic qualifications from undergraduate degrees, through to Masters and PhDs. This means that you don’t need to leave your job to study, or give up your life to relocate to a university. You can study anywhere in the world at a pace that will fit in with your other commitments. All of our courses are of exactly the same academic quality and standard as our campus programmes, and you will graduate with a University of Leicester qualification. Our distance programmes are written and taught by academic staff with specialisms in the subject area, and of course all our teaching is informed by our own original research. Fees are considerably less then for our campus programmes.

How will you study?

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How do we support you?






Career progression

DL graduation team in 2008





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MA Historical Archaeology students enjoying the sights of Gas Street Basin in Birmingham on their Midlands fieldschool


A short taster of what to expect from a Distance Learning course in the School of archaeology and Ancient History:

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DL Hub Administrators

Distance Learning Hub
Arts and Humanities
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK

Tel +44(0)116 252 2903
Email dlstudy@le.ac.uk


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Archaeology and Ancient History
University of Leicester
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