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Archaeology & Local Studies

Archaeology & Local Studies

Archaeology and Local Studies is a course that can be taken in order to provide extra qualifications to access the UHI’s archaeology degrees.  It is also open to anyone who’s just interested in learning a bit more about the archaeology of their area, and archaeology generally. It will involve 2 hours per week taught classes, in the late afternoon, for 10 weeks, via video conferencing, and students will be expected to prepare and present a project based on their classes and their own research, with support from the tutor, which will be assessed for the final mark.  Teaching material, links and readings will be made available through the UHI virtual learning network, on which students will be registered. In total the course should take 200 hours of work to complete, and is worth 20 credits.

This course would suit anyone who’s keen to learn about archaeology and willing to commit to doing some work in their own time.  Teaching will focus on the archaeology and history of local areas in the Highlands and Islands.  There are no restrictions on entry, and it’s a good opportunity to learn whether archaeology is the subject for you, if you might be interested to study further at the university level. 

For further information, please contact:

  • Start Date: January 2022
  • Day and Time of the week: Mondays, 3pm-5pm
  • During: 10 weeks 
  • Study Method: Online
  • Cost: £215
  •  or call 01851 770 000 for more information
Archaeological Studies MLitt content

Archaeological Studies MLitt

Archaeological Studies MLitt

his 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 is a wide range of module options that 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.