Politics and Archaeology

UHI North Highland


Thurso Campus, Dornoch Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The BA (Hons) Politics and Archaeology joint degree focuses on the different political structures and ideologies across the world and how they shape our lives, with exploration of a range of archaeological skills such as: fieldwork, surveying and post-excavation, mapped to the current occupational standards for archaeology.

Joint honours programmes give you the opportunity to combine two subjects which complement your interests or career goals. You will usually concentrate on both subjects equally.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC or above including 2 relevant subjects.

For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Once you have successfully completed your BA (Hons) Politics and Archaeology there are a variety of careers you might like to consider, such as: Teaching, Research, Media and politics, Archaeological contract units, Consultancy, Archives and museums, Government agencies and local authorities

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years or more


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level