University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen


Archaeological research in Aberdeen is organizsd along 4 interlocking themes: Human interactions with northern environments (how did individuals and communities adapt to, understand and transform the landscapes they moved and acted in?); material culture, technology and vernacular architecture (how and why did new kinds of objects, technologies and built structures emerge from, and spread into, the societies of the northern world?); the northern mind (how do past and present societies in the north perceive and understand the world, how do they define themselves in it, and how do they express their beliefs and identities?); interactions between northern populations (how far did diasporas, colonisations and inter-community contacts define the long-term culture history of the northern world?).

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree; a good Master's degree in a relevant subject area.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Department of Archaeology
Telephone number: 
01224 272328