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As the 'Global University of the North', Archaeology at Aberdeen has a special high-latitude focus that is not found anywhere else.
This taught MSc in Archaeology aims to provide an ‘umbrella’ programme to appeal to archaeology students from a range of backgrounds interested in pursuing specific archaeological subjects under the banner of a broad degree designation.
Our staff are prominent researchers and fieldworkers in Northern Europe, Scandinavia, the North Atlantic and the circumpolar region from Siberia to the Canadian arctic. Closer to home, the archaeology of Scotland is a natural priority. Established in 2007, we are the UK's youngest archaeology department, located at one of Europe's oldest universities.

Industry Links and Careers

Archaeology can lead to exciting research, teaching and curatorial positions in museums at local and international level. Archaeology is extensively used to support heritage sites worldwide but also feeds other educational areas including local history, and planning. As a professional you can expect to either work for an organisation or as a consultant.


Why Study at Aberdeen

  • You are taught by research active staff with interests locally, in Northern Europe and Scandinavia and the North Atlantic up to Siberia and Canada.
  • The university works in partnership with villages in Alaska to record sites threatened by rising sea levels. The Shire is rich in archaeology plus the more famous sites on Orkney and Shetland.

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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