Archaeology courses

ORCA's Dan Lee with UHI students at the Ness of Brodgar excavation in Orkney.
ORCA’s Dan Lee with UHI students at the Ness of Brodgar excavation in Orkney.
Dùn an Sticir, North Uist. (Alison Johnston)
Dùn an Sticir, North Uist. (Alison Johnston)

Are you interested in the archaeology of your local area and want to know more?

The ten-week course equips you with the knowledge and resources you need to undertake your own archaeological research.

No qualifications needed – the course is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, and aimed at those interested in learning a bit more about the archaeology of their area, and archaeology generally.

Teaching focuses on the archaeology and history of areas in northern Scotland, using local tutors for support where necessary, and delivered via video-conferencing or in person.

For more information or to book a place e-mail

The access course is aimed at people who are interested in the history and archaeology of Scotland and is designed to demonstrate the great complexity of landscape using a series of case studies from across the British Isles

Students will not only study how landscapes have changed over time but also investigate an area of landscape in detail and learn how to conduct a Desk Based Assessment (DBA) on an area of their choice – a key employment skill in archaeology.

For more details contact Dr Scott Timpany.


This course will appeal to those students who have studied archaeology, art history, fine art or related subjects at undergraduate level.

You can enrol in this course as a stand-alone module or use it as CPD (continuing professional development) for use in your workplace. The course can also be used as an optional module for students studying Fine Art MA, Archaeological Studies MLitt or the Archaeological Practice MSc.

For more information contact Dr Antonia Thomas.