Contemporary Art and Archaeology

Orkney College UHI


Stromness, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This new MA Art and Archaeology* is an interdisciplinary course that links contemporary art practice with cutting edge archaeological research and theory. Its emphasis on contemporary practice as well as historical and theoretical context makes it unique in the UK.

The course immerses you into a research-rich creative community operating across the highlands and islands of Scotland and offers you the chance to gain access to world-class archaeological sites and artefacts, including Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while developing your own creative practice.

You can exit after 12 months with PgCert Contemporary Art and Archaeology

You can exit after 24 months with PgDip Contemporary Art and Archaeology.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above in a relevant subject, portfolio of work; or equivalent academic or professional qualifications.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

36 Months


Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Culture and Heritage

Libraries and Information Science

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