MLitt - Master of Letters
Highland Theological College UHI
What is special about this course?
This course is unique in its focus on the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It offers the opportunity to consider wider archaeological concepts and theoretical issues, utilising world-class sites in Orkney and the North Atlantic region.
The MLitt Archaeological Studies will enable you to engage critically with current themes and debates in archaeological practice, theory and method.
There are a wide range of module options which draw on the research specialisms of the Archaeology Institute staff and these provide you with the flexibility to combine taught modules and dissertation research according to your own research interests.
You can develop chronological specialisms grounded in the archaeology and heritage of the region, for example in Prehistoric Archaeology or in Celtic through to Viking/Norse and Medieval Archaeology. Or you may choose to combine period-based modules with our professional skills modules to gain a broader knowledge and understanding of the diversity of methods and theory practiced within archaeology.
Study in the outstanding archaeological landscape of the Orkney Islands
You will be taught by internationally recognised experts in the field and take advantage of cutting edge research, taking place at world-renowned sites including the Ness of Brodgar World Heritage site excavations
A suite of residential and/or practical modules in excavation and post-excavation approaches is available to those who choose to study on campus
You can also study from your own location, studying online and by video-conference, in real-time or recordings - see study mode tab for more information
You can study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree
The course offers preparation for specialised research at PhD level.
How long will my course last?
Full-time: 1 year @ 35 hours per week
Part-time: 2 years @ 17.5 hours per week
What can I do on completion of my course?
Once you have successfully completed this course you might wish to consider careers in the following areas:
Professional archaeology in a variety of capacities including contract archaeology, consultancies, local authorities and museums
Tourism, heritage sites, national and countryside parks
Secondary school teaching on completion of a PGDE(S).
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University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland
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