flint knappingUndergraduate archaeology at Aberdeen is taught through lectures, small-group tutorials, seminars, laboratory practicals, and field trips. In the Honours years, there is strong emphasis on research skills and project work, with an archaeological research project/dissertation in fourth year, providing you with an opportunity to tackle an original piece of research.

You are strongly encouraged to undertake appropriate field or placement work, excavation-based or otherwise, in order to gain practical skills. Staff currently involved in research are happy to advise and help with such opportunities.

In the past, students have participated in field work on our Medieval campus, at Pictish royal centres in Scotland, at ancient settlements on the Bering Sea coast of Alaska, and at 19th century squatter settlements in the Aberdeenshire environs. You will also be able to attend lectures and seminars given by scholars visiting the University, and lectures organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in Aberdeen.

Download our course leaflet here or visit the University's online catalogue of courses for information about current archaeology modules.

For entry requirements and more information on applying for our undergraduate degrees please see the following links:

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