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Archaeology

University of Aberdeen

B.Sc. On Campus
48 months
Duration
20700 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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About

The Archaeology programme of the University of Aberdeen has a special northern focus that is unique in the UK. Through lectures, field and laboratory work you will engage with the archaeology of Scotland, Scandinavia, northern Europe, the North Atlantic and northern latitudes of Asia and North America. You will be taught by internationally acclaimed researchers.

Overview

At a Glance

The Archaeology programme of the University of Aberdeen focuses on the science side of archaeology. Courses will cover subjects such as the origins of modern humans, ancient environments, bioarchaeology, Scottish archaeology and excavation and research skills.

In seeking to understand how ancient people lived their lives, structured their world, and engaged with their environment, archaeologists ask the big questions that can provide us with the tools to tackle modern day issues such the effects of climate change, designing the ‘perfect’ diet, or investigating the spread of epidemics.

You will develop the practical and research skills required to work as a professional archaeologist or heritage specialist, taught and inspired by experts who are internationally recognised leaders in their fields, with many links and projects in areas of special interest overseas, such as Alaska.

Careers

The curriculum is designed to equip graduates with the practical and research skills required to work as professional archaeologists. The broad-based nature of the discipline enables graduates to compete strongly in the market place. The analytical and communications skills acquired by Archaeology graduates make them sought-after in a wide variety of fields including commerce, research and a range of professions.

Whatever stage you are at from first year to final year and beyond, the Careers and Employability Service can help you with career planning and offer you guidance on the way. There are many opportunities within the University of Aberdeen to gain experience and build a competitive set of skills. Enhancing your employability during your time with us is essential for your future career success.

Career Opportunities

  • Field Archaeologist
  • Heritage Volunteer
  • Marketing and Events Coordinator
  • Project Archaeologist
  • Writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeology in Action
  • Caves to Kingdoms: an Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Prehistoric Britain: from Boxgrove to Bede
  • Test Tubes and Trowels: an Introduction to Archaeological Science
  • Past Lives
  • The Archaeology of The North: Lifeways & Cultural Change

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
78
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • Standard: AABB
  • Minimum: BBB
  • Adjusted: BB
  • Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

A LEVELS

  • Standard: BBB
  • Minimum: BBC
  • Adjusted: CCC
  • Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

International Baccalaureate

  • 32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL
  • Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above)
  • Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education

English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • RUK Students fee - £9,250 per year

Funding

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