New Archaeological Science BSc (Hons) now offered at UHI Archaeology Institute 

About the Institute

The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute is a world-class teaching and research organisation dedicated to advancing our understanding of the historic environment through the creation, interpretation and dissemination of archaeological knowledge.The Institute provides a focus for :

  • university teaching and lifelong learning
  • innovative research
  • commercial applied research and consultancy

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Our research

Situated in beautiful but environmentally fragile landscapes, our work takes in the full range of the Highlands and Islands’ rich and diverse archaeological heritage, including :

  • Neolithic stone-built settlements, tombs and stone circles.
  • Iron Age brochs
  • Pictish and Viking settlements and burials
  • historical archaeology of the Clearances
  • the First and Second World Wars.

The Archaeology Institute is also building a reputation for excellence by undertaking internationally significant research further afield with current research projects ongoing in Easter Island and the Cook Islands.

The Institute has also hosted a number of international conferences.

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Study here

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are world-renowned for their archaeological heritage sites, such as Skara Brae, Maeshowe, the Camster Cairns and Mousa Broch, so there's no better place to study archaeology. The courses include:

  • Access Route Courses
  • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Masters Degrees
  • Research Degrees
  • Optional modules

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Our staff

Our staff have unrivalled experience in both teaching and research.

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The Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology offers a comprehensive archaeological service to industry, communities, government agencies, developers and landowners.