Archaeology Institute

We're a little different...

The University of the Highlands and Islands gives you the chance to do something different, something special.

We offer a diverse range of courses, many taking advantage of our region's unique environment, landscape and culture.

...but our students like that

Will Rowland

Ben Nevis and Lochaber is historically a training zone for people to develop their skills as climbers. Serving their climbing apprenticeships before tackling bigger mountains across the world – I wanted a piece of the action! Will Rowland, BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management Graduate

The lecturers possess vast knowledge of their subject areas and are more than happy to take time out and speak to the students. It is a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere which allows the student and lecturer to really get to know each other. Adam Mathers, BA Scottish Cultural Studies Student

From the excitement of uncovering the remains of a monumental Neolithic site at the Ness of Brodgar to climbing to the top of the Brough of Deerness every day to reveal more of a Viking Age settlement; these are my memorable experiences and the highlights of doing the archaeology course at the University. Ally Keir, PHD and MSc Archaeological Studies Graduate

Find the perfect course for you

Specialise at one of our campuses

We offer you the choice of studying at one of our 13 colleges and research centres, over 70 local learning centres, or online from wherever you are.

Learn online from wherever you are

The university has some of the best online learning technologies meaning you can study many of our courses from home or work, wherever you are in the world.

Video-Conferencing used during a lecture for teaching

Go on to achieve great things

Our close connections to local businesses will help you get into the industry you're passionate about. We work closely with employers (including SSE and NHS Scotland) to develop courses to secure your future success.

See where we can take you