The very first MA fieldwork trip took place in July 2013, organised by students who wished to integrate fieldwork into the MA curriculum. Due to the great success of this trip, the Institute has approved an annual MA Fieldwork course, which will be co-ordinated in part by SAMS. The provisional details for the 2014 trip are outlined below.
- The course will be supervised by Mark Roberts, the UCL fieldwork tutor.
- The focus of the fieldwork course will be the excavation of a Tudor hunting lodge in West Sussex, although the course will also include landscape walks and instruction in topographical survey.
- Students will camp in privately owned land in Boxgrove, West Sussex.
- The provisional dates of the course are 6th-20th July, to provide adequate time for students to complete their dissertations. Depending on student interest, an additional two week course may also be run in August.
- The estimated cost for the course is around £300 (2013 cost £310). This includes accommodation, food, insurance, equipment costs, and transport to the dig site. It does not include travel costs, the cost of a trowel, or personal spending money.
Please register your interest with: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any inquiries regarding course details can also be sent to this address. Mark Roberts will run information talks later in the school year and following this a firm list of applicants will be composed.