Department of Archaeology


Our Research

Archaeological research at Aberdeen spans the the arts and humanities, physical and biological sciences, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the Archaeology and the collaborative ethos within the University. We are at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of our understanding of northern cultural diversity both in the past and present.

We offer taught programmes for undergraduates through both the MA and BSc routes and at a postgraduate level through our MSc Archaeology of the North programme.

We also currently support research opportunities in a wide range of subject areas culminating in a Masters Degree by Research (MPhil) or a Doctoral Degree (PhD).




About The Department

Established in 2007, we are the UK's youngest archaeology department, located in 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 found nowhere else.

Rhynie Excavations

Msc Archaeology of the North

This taught MSc in Archaeology of the North is the only degree of its kind in the world, reflecting the unique research focus of the Department of Archaeology. Apply for 2014 entry now!


Want Flexible Study?

Click here for information about our Flexible Archaeology programme, offered through the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Take individual courses or an entire MA or BSc Archaeology degree part-time and off-campus, via the internet from anywhere in the world.