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 Doctoral Degree (PhD).




Nunalleq Fieldschool 2017!

The Nunalleq fieldschool is back and this year the field season starts on July 1st and continues until August 15th 2017. Apply now to be part of our archaeological excavation and conservation lab on the Bering Sea coast of Alaska. Find out more here, and click to follow our blog.

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 September 2017/2018 or January 2018 entry now!


Certificate in Archaeology!

Our 2 year Distance Learning certificate in archaeology is an ideal way to get a solid grounding from anywhere in the world! Courses offer critical insight into the discipline of archaeology through a range of modules and archaeological subjects.