Study Archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute


07 February 2020
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The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are world-renowned for their archaeological heritage sites, such as Skara Brae, Maeshowe and Mousa Broch, so there's no better place to study archaeology. Read on to find out more about the different opportunities.

Study Archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute

The University of the Highlands and Islands is not a traditional university. We are part of a new breed of tertiary institutions, the only one in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe, which uses some of the best online learning technologies available to bring high quality teaching and learning to rural Highland and Island communities in addition to distance learning options for individual access and postgraduate courses and modules.

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Undergraduate Courses at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute

The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute offers both single honours degrees in Archaeology (BA Hons) and Archaeological Science (BSc Hons), along with a range of joint degrees where you can combine Archaeology with subjects such as History, Environmental Studies, Criminology, Literature and Sociology. You can study at one of a number of campuses across the Highlands and Islands region, whether that be in Orkney, the Western Isles or Inverness and Perth. You will also have the option to move between campuses during your study to be able to fully experience this amazing region of world-class archaeology and landscape.

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Postgraduate Courses at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute

The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute offers postgraduate opportunities to complete research through MLitt Archaeological Studies, MSc Archaeological Practice, MLitt History and Archaeology of the Highlands and Islands. These courses are designed for students who have already obtained a 2:2 Honours degree or above in archaeology or a relevant subject or equivalent academic or professional qualifications.

However, candidates who possess experience in archaeology or a related field may also be able to apply. If in doubt then just get in touch with us. We also offer research opportunities for through our PhD, MPhil and MRes provision for students who have obtained a 2:1 Honours and/or a taught Masters degree - see our staff research pages for information on our areas of research expertise.

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Student Stories at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute

Every student at the University of the Highlands and Islands has a different story to tell, and some of them have been kind enough to share them with us. Mandy is now a postgraduate student with us, but last year was completing her final undergraduate year. Check out the link here to read about her remarkable story….

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