School of GeoSciences

MSc GIS & Archaeology

Equipped for a career at the exciting interface of archaeology and information and survey technologies, our graduates are highly sought after by employers for their practical skills.

Our unique modular structure enables you to tailor the programme around your individual interests and career goals. Demand for skilled archaeologists with GIS expertise continues to develop, and our team is held in high regard by employers.

"There is no better GIS programme in the world"

Professor Bob Barr, OBE - Manchester Geomatics


About the programme

GIS field trip
Find out why you should take this intensive, educational opportunity to combine two exciting disciplines.

Applying for your programme

Students reading
Entry requirements and how to apply for your chosen programme.

Programme structure

Data collection at Langhill farm
Find out about the MSc GIS & Archaeology courses and how you will be assessed.

Field work

This programme includes a short residential field trip typically in Perthshire where our students can put their new skills into practice.


GIS is an important and diverse industry employing at least 10,000 people in the UK alone.

Teaching staff

Nick Hulton teaching GIS students about the total station - GIS and Archaeology
The MSc GIS & Archaeology programme is taught by a number of internationally-renowned experts.

Costs & funding options

GIS and Archaeology students collecting data in Kindrogan.
Find out details of programme costs and scholarship or funding options.

Social media & videos

Video still of Dr Neil Stuart
Hear more from our Programme Director Dr Neil Stuart and previous students, follow the GIS blog and interact with us on social media


Apply now and entry requirements 


Survey - new programme opportunities

We have set up three short surveys and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in postgraduate study online or on campus in ‘Circular Economy’,  ‘Natural Hazards and Risk’, or 'Applied Hydrogeology'.

Your feedback will help shape the content and structure of these new programmes, and there is an opportunity to leave your contact details so we can keep you up to date on any developments.