The Archaeological Practice course from The University of the Highlands and Islands combines an emphasis on the key practical skills essential for a career within the archaeological profession with a critical study of the advanced theoretical and methodological concepts underpinning the discipline.
We stress the acquisition of vocational skills through practical experience using as our 'laboratory' the rich archaeological resource of Orkney, home to some of the world's most renowned archaeological monuments.
- Study in the outstanding archaeological landscape of the Orkney Islands
- Contribute to cutting-edge archaeology research at world-renowned sites including the Ness of Brodgar World Heritage site excavations
- A three-month placement module offers the opportunity to develop your professional skills and gain valuable fieldwork experience
- Flexibility is built into the course to match your personal and professional life; you can study individual modules, work towards the PgDip, or develop your expertise to gain a full masters degree
Core modules are:
- Cultural heritage management
- Practical archaeology
You will also choose four option modules which may include:
- Death and Burial Archaeology
- Vikings and Norse in the North Atlantic
- Neolithic Studies
- From Vikings to VE Day: Scottish Medieval and Later Society
- Iron Age Scotland in the Atlantic World
- Archaeological and Geophysical Survey
- Maritime Archaeological Heritage
- Digital Analysis
- Sustainability Past and Present
- Art and Archaeology: Contemporary Theory and Practice
- Geoarchaeology of the North Atlantic
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology History Geography View 126 other Masters in Geography in United Kingdom
- 2:2 honours degree or above in archaeology or closely related subject, or equivalent academic or professional qualifications
- You may also be considered if you can demonstrate significant professional experience in the field of archaeology
National560 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 560 GBP per module during 12 months.
- 650 GBP Rest of UK on-campus
- 650 GBP UK online
Living costs for Inverness
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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