University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Archaeological Studies

This course is unique in its focus on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It offers the opportunity to consider wider archaeological concepts and theoretical issues utilising world-class sites in Orkney and the North Atlantic region. The MLitt Archaeological Studies will enable you to engage critically with current themes and debates in archaeological practice, theory and method. There are a wide range of module options which draw on the research specialisms of the Archaeology Institute staff and these provide you with the flexibility to combine taught modules and dissertation research according to your own research interests. You can develop chronological specialisms grounded in the archaeology and heritage of the region; for example, in Prehistoric Archaeology or in Celtic through to Viking/Norse and Medieval Archaeology. Or you may choose to combine period-based modules with our professional skills modules to gain a broader knowledge and understanding of the diversity of methods and theory practiced within archaeology. Special features • A limited number of funded places may be available for full-time, Scottish or EU fee status students. • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students. • Study in the outstanding archaeological landscape of the Orkney Islands, • You will be taught by internationally recognised experts in the field and take advantage of cutting edge research taking place at world renowned sites including the Ness of Brodgar World Heritage site excavations, • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree, • The course offers preparation for specialised research at PhD level.

Entry requirements

MLitt: A 2.2 Honours degree or above (or international equivalent) in archaeology or a relevant subject, or equivalent academic or professional qualifications. Students whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all 4 components). Candidates without formal qualifications who possess substantial experience in archaeology or a related field, and/or who may be judged to have demonstrated exceptional abilities are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

PgCert: Core modules are: archaeology of the Highlands and Islands; research and dissertation skills. You will also choose one option module listed under the PgDip. PgDip: Option modules, from which you must choose three 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; excavation; art and archaeology; contemporary theory and practice. MLitt: To achieve the MLitt award you must complete a research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of places with full tuition fee support are available Scottish-domiciled/EU students, studying full time, on this course starting in September 2017 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy. Fees will be funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland's Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes. To be eligible for this funding students must meet the criteria for Scottish domiciled or EU fee status and be domiciled in the Highlands and Islands Transition Region for the duration of their studies. In accordance with funding regulations, tuition fee support will only be available to students who meet the funding eligibility criteria and are self-funding i.e. who are not in receipt of funding for tuition fees from other sources, including employers. Funded places will be allocated and successful applicants notified in June. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants. Students who do not meet the eligibility for the tuition fee support, or are not successful in being allocated one of the limited places, will be responsible for paying their own fees. However, there are other potential sources of funding support available. From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500. Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year. Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April. Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website. https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-co...

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 11,340 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 11,340 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 11,340 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 11,340 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 11,340 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Full-time September 2019 5,850 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (EU) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (England) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 32 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (EU) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 28 per Credit (EU) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 1,260 per Module (International) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (England) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 45 per Credit (International) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 32 per Credit (England) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (EU) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 28 per Credit (Scotland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 32 per Credit (Wales) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 1,260 per Module (International) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (England) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (EU) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (England) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 32 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 1,260 per Module (International) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time September 2019 1,260 per Module (International) 2 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (England) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (England) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 1,260 per Module (International) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 1,260 per Module (International) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 1,260 per Module (International) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (England) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (Scotland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Wales) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (England) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (England) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 1,260 per Module (International) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 560 per Module (EU) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MLitt Part-time January 2020 1,260 per Module (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lews Castle College UHI HS2 0XR Scotland
Orkney College UHI KW15 1LX Scotland
Highland Theological College UHI IV15 9HA Scotland
Inverness College UHI IV2 5NA Scotland
Perth College UHI PH1 2NX Scotland

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