Undergraduate Degrees

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Archaeology is available to study at undergraduate level as:

Our MA and BSc courses can be taken as three-year Designated degrees or four-year Honours degrees, with part time study options available. Our Certificate in Archaeology is a two-year part time programme that can be taken via online learning.

The main difference between the MA and BSc programmes lies in the subsidiary subjects taken along with Archaeology:

  • BSc will be mainly science-based subjects
  • MA students will be expected to take subjects from the humanities and social sciences.

In addition the department offers a number of Joint Honours degrees with subjects such as:

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies
  • Archaeology with Chemistry

Postgraduate Degrees

At postgraduate level, the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen currently supports teaching and research opportunities in a wide range of subject areas culminating in a 3 year Doctoral Degree program (PhD). We offer 1 year taught Masters courses. These include our flagship MSc in The Archaeology of the North, a postgraduate qualification unique to Aberdeen and drawing on our wide and specialized knowledge of the cultures and prehistory of the north. In addition we offer a taught 1 year MSc in Archaeology that allows you to approach a diverse range of archaeological topics and drawing on our specific field of expertise. In 2017, we launched a special stream for our MSc Archaeology: Vikings in Focus, and in 2018 will launch our brand-new MSc in Osteoarchaeology.