Our BSc (Hons) in archaeology and environmental studies is one of a trio of courses that have placed the UHI first in Scotland in the “Earth and Marine Sciences” category of The Guardian newspaper’s 2023 University Guide.
The course, which can be studied at any of the UHI’s campuses, focuses on the scientific aspects of archaeology alongside sustainability issues, techniques in field-based evidence, and ethics.
It, along with the UHI’s BSc (hons) marine science and BSc (hons) environmental science, also earned the university fifth place in the UK.
The Guardian University Guide uses nine measures of performance, covering all stages of the student life cycle, including student satisfaction and career prospects, as well as looking at research excellence in the relevant area.
Dr Su Bryan, Dean of Faculty of Science, Health and Engineering, said: “I’m really pleased to see our earth and marine science degrees ranking first in Scotland, as they did last year, but I’m not surprised. Being based in the heart of some world class environments, reaching from Oban to Shetland, our students have access to mountains, peatlands, woodlands, coastal and marine environments.
“With so many exciting developments in our region, such as renewable energy through offshore wind, environmental monitoring and aquaculture, we are ideally placed to have a positive impact on local economies as well as driving economic growth.”
“Our courses have consistently scored well too when it comes to student satisfaction, despite levels of satisfaction across the UK taking a dip during the pandemic. Our strong digital infrastructure, supportive teaching model and strong student relationships all play a part in ensuring that UHI truly offers education for all.”
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