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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Entry to year one:
Advanced entry to year two:
The satisfactory completion of our Archaeology and Local Studies access course.
Relevant Scottish Wider Access Programmes (SWAP) with grades BBC and eight units passed at SCQF level 6:
You must also complete a dissertation.
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£1,820||£1,820|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.||£8,000 p.a.|
**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2016-17 and 2017-18)
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£10,000||£10,500|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,040||£5,250|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,680||£1,750|
***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
Once you have completed your BA (Hons) Archaeology degree you might like to consider careers in:
You can progress from the BA (Hons) Archaeology to the following postgraduate courses:
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The course content was probably the main thing that made it right for me, but the class sizes as well. I had a slight fear of having to sit in a big lecture hall, but with VC classes you don’t have that. I had considered other universities but the course content offered here was closer to what I wanted to study. My advice would be to have fun, get to know other people on your course, and never be afraid to ask for help.
Lucy Brayson, BA (Hons) Archaeology student.
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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.