University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology

By | 13th June 2017

University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology

Archaeology BA (Hons)

Applying

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

Archaeology BA (Hons)

With world-renowned archaeological heritage sites such as Skara Brae, Maeshowe, the Camster Cairns and Mousa Broch, what better place could there be to study archaeology than in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland?

Our BA (Hons) Archaeology is closely linked to the distinctive cultural heritage of our region, but also places all of that within a much broader global context.

The degree will provide you with a detailed understanding of the practice of archaeology within Britain, Europe and the Atlantic region, as well as practical skills in archaeology through hands on experience.

You will receive research-led teaching from lecturers engaged in world-class research on projects from the Scottish Islands, to Nepal or Easter Island.

You will also have the opportunity to specialise in the archaeology of Scotland and of the Highlands and Islands in particular and there is scope to select specialist skills-based modules covering specific aspects of archaeological research and practice.

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Special features

  • A highly practical course focusing on the ‘on-the-job’ skills you need, such as surveying, fieldwork and post excavation
  • Our studies are linked to the distinctive cultural heritage of the Highlands and Islands region– what learning experience could be richer?
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal circumstances
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development

Entry requirements

Entry to year one:

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade BBC or above, or
  • 2 A levels at grade BC or above
  • These qualifications should normally be achieved in one sitting. At least two should be from the list of relevant academic subjects.
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis

Advanced entry to year two:

  • HNC Social  Science (12 SCQF credits) with 3 additional SCQF credits at level 7 which is equivalent to 120 degree credit points, and at least grade C in the Graded Unit will be considered for direct entry to year two.