University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Archaeology of the North


University of Aberdeen, Kings College

St Mary's Building

Aberdeen, Scotland

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Archaeology of the North

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Students are equipped with research skills to investigate the material culture and heritage of the far northern hemisphere, a region that includes Scotland, the North Atlantic, Scandinavia and Baltic Europe, northern Russia and the circumpolar region through Siberia, the North Pacific and high-latitude North America. With an emphasis on colonisation and culture contact, lifeways and world-views, every graduate is provided with a thorough knowledge of the theory and practice specific to northern archaeology, together with the foundation for further study or professional employment. In addition every graduate will have acquired detailed competence in a specialist regional or chronological field, chosen from a range of options across the entire northern world. The degree can be taken as preparation for higher research, as a professional qualification or purely for interest.



International Student Requirements:

Candidates will normally have a 2:1 Honours level degree or equivalent, preferably in Archaeology or a related discipline across the arts, social sciences or physical sciences. Mature students who do not meet the normal entry requirement but who have appropriate professional experience may also be considered. International applicants are required to provide proof of proficiency in English (6.5 in IELTS examination or 580 in TOEFL).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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