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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Orkney College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is special about this course?

The MSc Archaeological Practice is a world-leading archaeology course which equips you with the tools for work in the real world.

The course combines an emphasis on the key practical skills essential for a career within the archaeological profession with a critical study of the advanced theoretical and methodological concepts underpinning the discipline.

We stress the acquisition of vocational skills through practical experience using as our 'laboratory' the rich archaeological resource of Orkney, home to some of the world's most renowned archaeological monuments.

Core modules will introduce you to the principles, philosophy and theory of cultural heritage management and immerse you in a suite of practical archaeological techniques including: excavation; non-intrusive field archaeology; digital means of exploring and recording archaeological materials; environmental archaeology; and post-excavation analysis.

There is flexibility to pursue an interest in period-based modules which reflect the research specialisms of the Archaeology Institute staff, or you may choose to focus entirely on our professional skills modules.

Special features

Study in the outstanding archaeological landscape of the Orkney Islands
Contribute to cutting-edge archaeology research at world-renowned sites including the Ness of Brodgar World Heritage site excavations
A three-month placement module offers the opportunity to develop your professional skills and gain valuable fieldwork experience
Flexibility is built into the course to match your personal and professional life; you can study individual modules, work towards the PgDip, or develop your expertise to gain a full masters degree

How long will my course last?

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time (structured): 2 years

What can I do on completion of my course?

Government agencies and local authorities
Tourism, heritage sites, national and countryside parks
Contract units and consultancy

Tuition fees

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University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 32

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 70%

    11th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    27th

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SIMILAR RANKING

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Archaeology league table

27

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