Reap the benefits of our unique location which is surrounded by major archaeological sites on the mainland (and Orkney) from ancient civilisations.

Archaeology staff are researchers and fieldworkers in the following areas:

  • Scotland
  • Northern Europe
  • Scandinavia
  • North Atlantic
  • Mongolia
  • The circumpolar region from Siberia to the Canadian arctic

Archaeology at Aberdeen has a special high-latitude focus.

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Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Degree Qualification
MSc or PhD

Our Research

Archaeological research in Aberdeen is focused in three thematic areas.

Research Interests

Archaeology of the North

At a time when the need to find new sources of diminishing natural resources, Aberdeen is at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of our understanding of northern cultural diversity both in the past and present.

Human Paleoecology & Bioarchaeology

Research related to the origin, nature and rate of long-term environmental and climatic changes and their impact on human responses.

Human Paleoecology & Bioarchaeology

Entry Requirements

To apply for this programme must have at least a good Honours degree in a related subject or discipline.

If English is not your first language you must also show evidence of attaining standards in English. View English language criteria

International Applicants


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

Fees and Funding

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Our Funding Database

View all funding options in our Funding Database.


Many of our researchers pursue an academic career undertaking research, teaching and curatorial posts in universities, museums and private institutions and work in a range of areas from interpreting ancient environments to communicating archaeology to the public. In addition to more traditional occupations, a growing number of archaeologists are now employed by a range of governmental and non-governmental heritage organisations.

Get in Touch

Contact Details

Postgraduate Research School
University of Aberdeen
Crombie Hall
AB24 3TS