Archaeology and Environmental Studies BSc (Hons)
- You will have unparalleled opportunities to develop environmental and/or archaeological skills in some of the UK’s best sites for nature or heritage conservation
- Optional field modules are available
- Combine two subjects in this joint Honours degree
- You will undertake a work placement - Engaging with external agencies - in your fourth year
- You can study full time or part time to suit your personal circumstances
- You can study individual modules for personal or professional development (CPD)
- 3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
- 2 A levels at grade C or above
- If you do not have these qualifications, but have relevant professional qualifications or experience your application will also be welcomed
- Environmental Biology
- Archaeological Theory & Method
- Historical Landscapes
- Collecting & Analysing Data
- Ecological Principles: Biodiversity & ID Skills
- Plus 1 option in semester 1
- Scottish Archaeology
- Earth & Soil Processes
- Digital Heritage
- Into to Geographic Information systems
- Plus 1 option in semester 1 and semester 2
- Archaeological Sciences
- Archaeological Project or Research Skills Project
- Archaeology & Interpretation
- Strategic Environmental Monitoring
- Plus 2 options in semester 1
- Dissertation (double unit)
- Sustainability Past & Present
- Engaging with External Agencies
- Plus 2 options in semester 2
- Full time
- Part time (structured)
- Part time (unstructured)
- You will study through a combination of video conference lectures and tutorials, as well as individual online study through the UHI virtual learning environment (VLE) supported by your tutors and classmates
- You may also take part in field trips
- Full time: 4 years @ 40 hours per week
- Part time (structured): 8 years @ 20 hours per week
- Part time (unstructured): variable @ 10 hours per week
- policy or
- interpretation with a range of wildlife or heritage groups including Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Forestry Commission
- Apply FULL TIME through UCAS using UHI code H49
- Argyll College UHI (Your application will be dealt with by Moray College UHI)
- Inverness College UHI
- Lews Castle College UHI
- Moray College UHI
- North Highland College UHI
- Orkney College UHI
- Shetland College UHI
- West Highland College UHI (Your application will be dealt with by Moray College UHI)
What is special about this course?
Do you want to study in one of the best natural and archaeological landscapes in the UK? If the answer is yes, the BSc (Hons) Archaeological and Environmental Studies degree is for you.
This course gives you the opportunity to focus on the scientific aspects of archaeology while combining your studies with sustainability issues, techniques in field-based evidence and ethics.
The Highlands and Islands of Scotland offer some of the best nature and heritage conservation sites in the UK and the residential field modules, which form part of your studies, will enable you to experience these while developing your environmental and archaeological skills; skills that will provide opportunities to pursue careers in a wide range of research, policy or interpretation roles with a range of wildlife or heritage groups.
Year 1 - CertHE
Year 2 - DipHE
Year 3 - BSc
Year 4 - BSc (Hons)
How will I study my course?
Where can I study my course?
How long will my course last?
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
How much will my course cost?
For students living in Scotland or the European Union, studying an undergraduate course (degree) the following fees apply for the academic year 2013-14:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) ? (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||
|Part-time (unstructured per module) ? (per 20 credit module)||
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
Rest of UK students
For students living in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) studying this course full time, fees for academic year 2013-14:
|Year 1||CertHE||£7,740 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£7,740 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£7,740 p.a.|
*4th year free only for students who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands
(students not living in the UK or European Union)
What funding can I apply for?
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Once you have successfully completed your BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies course, you might like to consider a career in:
Can I progress into further study?
Apply for this course
2013/14 Full Time
Aug / Sep 2013
Jan / Feb 2014
2013/14 Part Time
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.
Important note: course structure context is indicative only and does not represent a definitive list, in name or in nature, of modules that will be studied in this course, and may vary depending on location of study. Course structure context is subject to change at any time, without prior notice.