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University of the Highlands and Islands BA (Hons) in Archaeology
University of the Highlands and Islands

BA (Hons) in Archaeology

4 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

GBP 13,980 / per year *


* Scotland or EEA (outside of the UK): £1,820 per year | UK: £9,250 per year (Years 1, 2 and 3) | International: £13,980 per year


What is special about this course?

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 Scotland 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. You will also develop your own practical skills in archaeology through hands-on experience and archaeological placements.

You will receive research-led teaching from lecturers engaged in world-class research on projects from the Scottish Islands, the UK and Ireland, to the Atlantic region and Polynesia.

There is a strong emphasis on developing archaeological skills in a number of areas including field archaeology (for example, excavation and survey); environmental archaeology (for example, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany and osteoarchaeology), together with digital archaeology, such as photogrammetry; and archaeological illustration.

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Special features

  • A highly practical course focusing on necessary ‘on-the-job’ skills such as surveying, fieldwork and post-excavation practices

  • Our studies are linked to the distinctive cultural heritage of Scotland – 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


We offer modern student accommodation at a number of locations.



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