- Department: Archaeology
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Gareth Dean
- Credit value: 10 credits
- Credit level: M
- Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
- See module specification for other years: 2022-23
This module will equip you with a range of skills for use in project management, which can be applied to many of the different jobs you might go into after graduation. It provides an introduction to the management of archaeological projects within the UK planning system, drawing on the guidance produced by Historic England and the CIfA. The module draws on examples of real archaeological projects to identify and prioritise tasks, develop schedules of work, devise risk assessments, create costings and explore team building.
Students enjoy the course which provides skills for future employment, transferable across different employment sectors
|Spring Term 2021-22
Project Management is an incredibly powerful skill, and pretty much everything in the world relies on it. Most archaeological projects involve teamwork, and team leaders are required to juggle people, time and budgets to achieve their aims.
To provide an understanding of principles and practice in project management
To explore some of the key documentation used in developing projects
To be able to identify and prioritise tasks and create schedule of work
Consider costing for a project
to introduce the application of risk assessment methods for conservation projects
At the end of this module students will be able to demonstrate:
an understanding of the key principles of archaeological project management
a knowledge of the curatorial frameworks and policies that govern archaeological project work in the UK
an understanding of the key tools and skills that are used in the management of archaeological projects.
This module will explore the management of projects from initial scoping and the formulation through to the planning and implementation and review on completion. This module will equip you with a range of skills for use in project management, which can be applied to many of the different kinds of jobs you might graduate into. It includes evaluation strategies, risk assessments, and ways in which to tender for work and implement and track project work
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Essay: Project Proposal
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Feedback within 20 working days
Carver, J,. 2010. ‘The Urban Archaeology of the CrossRail Project’ in the The Proceedings of the Conference of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) 15, Vienna pp. 518-537 http://www.chnt.at/wp-content/uploads/eBook_WS15_Part4_Sessions2.pdf
Cooper, M.A., Firth, A., Carman, J., & Wheatley, D. (eds.) 1995. Managing Archaeology. London, Routledge.
Schofield, J., Carmen, J and Belford P. (eds). (2011). Archaeological Practice in Great Britain Springer: New York (chapters 2 and 4)