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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    Highland Theological College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

Special features

  • 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).

Tuition fees

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£ 8,820per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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

    32nd out of 33 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    19th

    8

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