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Archaeological Science

University of the Highlands and Islands

UCAS Course code F420


Are you interested in archaeology but wish to focus on the scientific elements of this field of study? If so, the BSc (Hons) Archaeological Science could be perfect for you.

This exciting new degree complements our existing archaeology programmes by exploring the range of science-based methods that form an integral part of archaeological research, from archaeobotany to zooarchaeology.

On this course, you will develop scientific skills and knowledge through a range of science-orientated modules including science and archaeology; practical environmental archaeology; biomolecular archaeology and archaeological science dissertation. You will participate in a range of activities during your degree studies including taking part in world-renowned archaeological excavations, laboratory-based study, fieldschools and actively engaging in research.

You will have the opportunity to gain invaluable workplace experience through participation in our archaeological placement module, which will aid you in developing key real-world skills for life after your degree, whether in postgraduate research, archaeology or another chosen profession.

In choosing to study at the University of the Highland and Islands, you will experience a vibrant and active learning environment and have the flexibility to study at one or more campuses throughout the region as you progress through your degree.

Award: BSc
Professional Qualification
4 Years Full Time
Taught in English

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Application through UCAS.

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