Entry requirements

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

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, Anthropology or a related discipline.

2:2 in Archaeology or related discipline plus related professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content


You use the latest technological advances to analyse human remains and provide answers to fundamental questions posed by archaeological exacavations. This is a specialist area of Archaeology from which University of Aberdeen can provide you with extensive museum collections within Marischal Museum in the beautiful Marischal College in the centre of Aberdeen. The collection also holds Neolithic to Medieval and post Medieval remains from medieval towns of Aberdeen, including 'Old Aberdeen' where the univeristy is situated, Perth, and St Andrews. There are also international materials from which you can publish results as part of staff and student projects. This is a developing field which may provide vital understanding of the past and how people lived in a lot more detail.

Industry Links and Careers

Graduates are employed in private or university based archeological consultancies and posts involve a lot of fieldwork and scientific reports.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You gain excellent experience of using the latest technologies and a range of projects to work from and you are taught by fieldworkers with experience in Northern Europe, Scandanavia, the North Atlantic and circumpolar regoin from Siberia to Canada.
  • You get opportunities to work on exclusive partnership excavations in Alaska and Aberdeenshire.

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Information for international students

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.
Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Physical Sciences Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.
If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.
Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Officer
01224 272090