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Course summary

What is special about this course? The MSc Archaeological Practice is a world-leading archaeology course which equips you with the tools for work in the real world. The course combines an emphasis on the key practical skills essential for a career within the archaeological profession with a critical study of the advanced theoretical and methodological concepts underpinning the discipline. We stress the acquisition of vocational skills through practical experience using as our 'laboratory' the rich archaeological resource of Orkney, home to some of the world's most renowned archaeological monuments. Core modules will introduce you to the principles, philosophy and theory of cultural heritage management and immerse you in a suite of practical archaeological techniques including: excavation; non-intrusive field archaeology; digital means of exploring and recording archaeological materials; environmental archaeology; and post-excavation analysis. There is flexibility to pursue an interest in period-based modules which reflect the research specialisms of the Archaeology Institute staff, or you may choose to focus entirely on our professional skills modules. Special features ◾Study in the outstanding archaeological landscape of the Orkney Islands ◾Contribute to cutting-edge archaeology research at world-renowned sites including the Ness of Brodgar World Heritage site excavations ◾A three-month placement module offers the opportunity to develop your professional skills and gain valuable fieldwork experience ◾Flexibility is built into the course to match your personal and professional life; you can study individual modules, work towards the PgDip, or develop your expertise to gain a full masters degree How long will my course last? ◾Full-time: 1 year ◾Part-time (structured): 2 years


Entry requirements

◾2:2 honours degree or above in archaeology or closely related subject, or equivalent academic or professional qualifications ◾You may also be considered if you can demonstrate significant professional experience in the field of archaeology


Fees and funding

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Archaeological Practice at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS