Archaeology at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme is taught by experts and specialists in fields such as:

  • European archaeology
  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • science-based archaeology
  • theoretical archaeology
It offers a range of courses and allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and take advantage of the experience of our staff, and those in related programmes in history, classics and geography. You will develop an in-depth understanding of archaeological methods and theories, their links with the historical, social and natural sciences, and aspects of archaeological practice. The programme prepares you for a professional role in archaeology or further study at doctoral level. Facilities We have excellent facilities, including:
  • dedicated study space
  • archaeological and computing laboratories
  • teaching and reference collections
Edinburgh is ideal for archaeological study and research, allowing you to benefit from the presence of national and local institutions and heritage agencies, such as:
  • the excellent archaeological collections of the National Museum
  • the archival and bibliographic resources of Historic Environment Scotland
  • several commercial archaeology companies
Breadth of expertise We have a wide range of expertise covering different areas, time periods and themes, including
  • Bioarchaeology and isotope studies
  • Egyptology
  • Roman and ‘Celtic’ archaeology
  • The Byzantine World and Late Antiquity
  • Megalithic monuments
  • Prehistory of Europe, the Mediterranean and North-East Africa
  • Early civilisations and urban societies
  • The archaeology of Scotland
  • Cultural heritage and sustainability
  • Digital heritage and heritage policy
  • Archaeomaterials analysis
  • Human evolution
  • Conflict archaeology
  • Medieval archaeology
  • Computational archaeology
  • Marine and coastal archaeology
  • Buildings archaeology
  • Archaeological survey - Landscape Archaeology
Focal areas of research include:
  • Bioarchaeology/ Human Osteoarchaeology/ Biological Anthropology
  • Human–environment interactions
  • The transition from hunter-gatherer to farming communities
  • The development of complex societies
  • Cultural heritage perspectives on the past, present, and future


See our website for detailed programme information.

Entry requirements

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Archaeology at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS