University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Archaeological Practice

The course aims to provide students with the practical skills required to carry out archaeological procedures, together with the intuition to know when to call in the specialists. Students are based in Orkney, home to some of the world's most renowned archaeological monuments including the Heart of Neolithic Orkney world heritage site. There is flexibility to pursue an interest in period-based modules which reflect the research specialisms of the Archaeology Institute UHI staff, or students may choose to focus entirely on their professional skills modules.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree or above in archaeology or closely related subject, or equivalent academic or professional qualifications; students may also be considered if able to demonstrate significant professional experience in the field of archaeology; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

PgDip: Core modules are: cultural heritage management, practical archaeology. Applicants choose 4 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; Excavation; Art and Archaeology: Contemporary Theory and Practice; Geoarchaeology of the North Atlantic.

Assessment methods

To achieve the award students must complete a 60 credit professional placement or 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
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,100 per Module (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Perth College UHI Perth PH1 2NX Scotland
Orkney College UHI Orkney KW15 1LX Scotland

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