Archaeology

Undergraduate study

Our programmes include a single honours degrees in Archaeology and combined degrees with related subjects.

Student of practical Archaeology

Archaeology at Edinburgh is a multi-faceted and wide-ranging discipline.

We have a long tradition of research and expertise in several areas, notably in European prehistory, ancient Mediterranean civilizations, and bioarchaeology (notably human and animal remains).

The undergraduate curriculum encompasses a wide range of subject/period themes, methodological and theoretical approaches, whilst also encouraging practical experience, excavation and fieldwork.

Students are admitted to read degrees in Archaeology through the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.

Degree programmes

Details of our Single Honours programme is on our Prospective Undergraduates pages:

MA Archaeology

We also offer a wide range of degree programmes combining archaeological study with other subjects:

Combined Honours on Prospective undergraduate pages

Choice and flexibility

All our degrees have built-in choice and flexibility. You can choose many of your courses to meet your aspirations and interests. You will also choose your final-year dissertation topic in consultation with a member of staff. In addition, all our degrees provide opportunities for acquiring practical skills in the field and laboratory.

Archaeology courses may also be taken as part of an ordinary degree.

Hear from our students

Watch our video to find out why our students love studying Archaeology here at Edinburgh.