M.Sc. Archaeological Practice

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP10300 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP4680 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
    GBP5850 per Year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
The MSc Archaeological Practice is a world-leading archaeology course which equips you with the tools for work in the real world.

Description

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The course combines an emphasis on the key practical skills essential for a career within the archaeological profession with a critical study of the advanced theoretical and methodological concepts underpinning the discipline.

We stress the acquisition of vocational skills through practical experience using as our 'laboratory' the rich archaeological resource of Orkney, home to some of the world's most renowned archaeological monuments.

Core modules will introduce you to the principles, philosophy and theory of cultural heritage management and immerse you in a suite of practical archaeological techniques including excavation, non-intrusive field archaeology, digital means of exploring and recording archaeological materials, environmental archaeology and post-excavation analysis.

There is flexibility to pursue an interest in period-based modules which reflect the research specialisms of the Archaeology Institute UHI staff, or you may choose to focus entirely on our professional skills modules.

Special features
  • Study in the outstanding archaeological landscape of the Orkney Islands
  • Contribute to cutting edge archaeology research at world renowned sites including the Ness of Brodgar World Heritage site excavations
  • A three month placement module offers the opportunity to develop your professional skills and gain valuable fieldwork experience
  • Flexibility is build into the course to match your personal and professional life - you can study individual modules or work towards the PgDip or develop your expertise to gain a full masters degree

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP10300 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP4680 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • GBP5850 per year ( National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
  • Scottish and EU on-site £4,680; Rest of UK on-site £5,850; International on-site £10,300.
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Core modules are:

  • Cultural heritage management
  • Practical archaeology

You will also choose four option modules which may include:

  • Death and Burial Archaeology
  • Vikings and Norse in the North Atlantic
  • Neolithic Studies
  • From Vikings to VE Day: Scottish Medieval and Later Society
  • Iron Age Scotland in the Atlantic World
  • Archaeological and Geophysical Survey
  • Maritime Archaeological Heritage
  • Digital Analysis
  • Sustainability Past and Present
  • Excavation
  • Art and Archaeology: Contemporary Theory and Practice
  • Geoarchaeology of the North Atlantic
To achieve the award of MSc Archaeological Practice you must complete a 60 credit professional placement or dissertation.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
176(Grade B2)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

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Requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree or above in archaeology or closely related subject, or equivalent academic or professional qualifications
  • You may also be considered if you can demonstrate significant professional experience in the field of archaeology

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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