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


Why study GIS & Archaeology?

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

Degree structure, teaching & assessment

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.

Careers & network

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.

Programme costs & funding options

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

Video Testimonials and Social Media

Kathryn Murphy video screen shot
Hear more from our Programme Director Dr Neil Stuart and previous students, follow the GIS blog and interact with us on social media

Contact us

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.

Apply now and entry requirements 

We strongly recommend that all applications for study by submitted no later than 15 June 2018. Late applications from Home /  EU students may be considered, and from International students in exceptional circumstances.

Download our pdf flyer with programme summary, entry requirements, tuition fees and useful links:

Current students and staff can access the GIS intranet here (password protected) 

Please note that field trip locations may change based on availability or for reasons outwith our control including those of a political nature.