Michael R Ferguson
Masters degree in Archaeology
Michael decided to leave school in 5th year but wanted to achieve some Highers. He came to Lews Castle College when he was 18, as an FE student on the NC Access to Arts and Social Sciences course. While studying for his Highers, he investigated the HE courses available at Lews Castle College UHI and decided that the BA in Archaeology looked very interesting.
“I have always found history enjoyable and this was a way to achieve a qualification in something I was very interested in”.
He graduated from Lews Castle College UHI with an honours degree in Archaeology in 2016, and progressed on to the Masters degree in Archaeology.
“I looked at various Masters degrees in Archaeology at other HE institutions as well as UHI. I felt the UHI degree offered a more practical degree where I would learn on the job”
His long term plans are to complete his Masters, take some time out to do some contract work and gain valuable work experience, and then perhaps go on to do his PhD.
He has taken the opportunity to do some archaeological work in Orkney over the summers he has been a student, and has found that to be a great way of meeting fellow students and other archaeologists.