Do you want to study in one of the best natural and archaeological landscapes in the UK? If the answer is yes, the BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies degree is for you.
This course gives you the opportunity to focus on the scientific aspects of archaeology while combining your studies with sustainability issues, techniques in field-based evidence, and ethics.
The Highlands and Islands of Scotland offer some of the best nature and heritage conservation sites in the UK and the residential field modules, which form part of your studies, will enable you to experience these while developing your environmental and archaeological skills; skills that will provide opportunities to pursue careers in a wide range of research, policy or interpretation roles with a range of wildlife or heritage groups.
Relevant Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) with grades CCC and eight units passed at SCQF level 6:
You must also complete a dissertation (double unit).
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
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£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||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£9,000 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) - £1,500 (2016-17).
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 per year (120 credit modules) per year||£11,000|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year***||£5,520|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)***||£1,840|
***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 successfully completed your BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies course, you might like to consider a career in:
You can progress from the BA (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies to the following postgraduate courses:
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During my studies I was able to undertake a great deal of voluntary work, such as environmental sorting; bone washing; and collating plans, documents and photographs; all of which has given me extra experience and widened my skill set.
Lorraine Sharpe graduated from the BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies in 2014; and the MSc Archaeological Practice in 2015, at our Orkney College UHI campus.
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.