Taught course


University of Aberdeen · School of Geosciences

Entry requirements

  • A 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in Archaeology or a related discipline.
  • A 2:2 in Archaeology or related discipline plus related professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Established in 2007, we are the UK's youngest archaeology department, located at one of Europe's oldest universities. As befits the 'Global University of the North', Archaeology at Aberdeen has a special high-latitude focus that is not found anywhere else.

Reflecting this, 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.

This new 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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