University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Archaeological Studies

This course offers students the unique opportunity to critically engage with the most current archaeological practice, theory and method in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Students can engage critically with current themes and debates in archaeological practice, theory and method. Students also have the opportunity to study specific periods in more depth and to hone their research skills. There are a wide range of module options which draw on the research specialisms of the Archaeology Institute staff and these provide students with the flexibility to combine taught modules and dissertation research according to their own research interests.

Entry requirements

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

Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 1,150 per Module (International) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

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

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