A UK 2:1 honours degree, US GPA 3.4 or other international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme.
An undergraduate degree in archaeology, classical archaeology, classics, ancient history, social anthropology or another combined degree in which archaeology figured prominently is preferred.
Applicants with a first degree in some other subjects, such as History and Geography, will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate in their personal statement that they are equipped to undertake the programme.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This programme is taught by experts and specialists in fields such as European, Mediterranean, science-based, and theoretical archaeology. It offers a range of courses from human origins to ancient civilisations and allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and take advantage of the experience of our staff, and those in related programmes in history, classics and geography.
You will develop an in-depth understanding of archaeology and its links with the historical, social and natural sciences, as well as the practice of archaeology within and outside an academic setting, incorporating skills and training. The programme prepares you for a professional role in archaeology or further study at doctoral level. We have excellent facilities: dedicated study space, archaeological and computing laboratories, and teaching and reference collections.
Edinburgh is ideal for archaeological study and research, allowing you to benefit from the presence of national and local institutions and heritage agencies, such as the excellent archaeological collections of the National Museum, the archival and bibliographic resources of Historic Environment Scotland, and the expertise and practical advice of staff in several commercial archaeology companies.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate School Office
- +44 (0)131 650 3772