Courses Postgraduate

Places available on our Masters archaeological studies course – wherever you are in the world!

There are still some places available for students on our MLitt Archaeological Studies course, which gets under way in September.

There are still some places available on our MLitt Archaeological Studies course, which gets under way in September.

This postgraduate course can be undertaken from anywhere in the world – as long as you have internet access and a computer – allowing you to study from your own home and gain a postgraduate qualification from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute.

How and where you study is extremely flexible and can be tailored to fit your needs. Our blended learning model means you can study part-time, full-time, remotely from home, or by attending one of the UHI’s campuses.

The Archaeology Institute has its hub in Orkney College but has students across the UHI network and around the world. All are linked by video-conferencing and, wherever they are, have access to the institute’s resources in Orkney.

A wide range of module options are available, which draw on the research specialisms of the UHI Archaeology Institute staff and these provide you with the flexibility to combine taught modules and dissertation research according to your own research interests.

You may have an interest in prehistory or in Early Medieval through to Viking/Norse through to Medieval archaeology. Or could combine period-based modules with our professional skills modules to gain a broader knowledge and understanding of the methods and theory within archaeology.

To discuss your options on either course, email us at

For more details, including how to apply, see