This joint degree gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in both the cultural and physical identities of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. As well as exploring the fascinating and varied cultural heritage of the region, you will also acquire the practical skills required for archaeological fieldwork, surveying and post excavation.
Archaeology is closely linked to the distinctive cultural heritage of the Highlands and Islands, as well as wider Scotland, and you will develop a wealth of skills in both disciplines through your studies and fieldwork. Your research skills will be refined throughout the course enhancing your career prospects as well as equipping you for progress to postgraduate study.
Entry to year one:
Advanced entry to year two:
Culture and heritage modules, from which you choose two, include:
You will also study two of the following archaeology modules:
You will choose a further two option modules from a range of archaeology, culture and heritage and other humanities subjects.
You will undertake an extended writing module in one of the disciplines – a culture and heritage interdisciplinary project or an archaeological project.
Depending on which discipline you choose to do your project in, you will choose two or three culture and heritage modules. The list below gives an indication of the modules; however, availability rotates each year for some modules:
* modules run on alternate years
You will also choose two or three Archaeology subjects (depending on your project choice). The list below gives an indication of some of the modules which may be available:
You will choose two of the following culture and heritage subjects:
Archaeology subjects, from which you will choose two, may include:
You will study two further option modules from a range of archaeology, culture and other humanities subjects.
You will complete a dissertation in culture and heritage or Scottish history. You will also study one option module from your chosen dissertation subject plus three option modules from the other subject. The following lists show all the options, however they are again available on a rotation basis each year.
Culture and Heritage subjects may include:
* modules run on alternate years
Archaeology subjects may include:
You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures and online study via the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE) with support from your tutors.
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 the relevant university partner college for more information.
Once you have successfully completed your BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Archaeology, you might like to consider careers in:
You can progress from the BA (Hons) Culture, Heritage and Archaeology to the following postgraduate courses:
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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.