The first year follows the broad sweep of old world archaeology from the earliest hominids to the origins of farming and the emergence of the early civilisations in Europe and the Near East.
Over the long vacation at the end of Year 1, you will be required to undertake three weeks of fieldwork.
You will take Archaeology 2A studying the archaeology of Scotland from the earliest settlements to the early historic period.
You will also take Archaeology 2B where you will study the techniques and methodologies applied by archaeologists to understand past societies, including environmental archaeology, osteology, landscape archaeology and the study of artefacts from the School’s Childe collection of material culture.
You will take Theoretical Archaeology and Archaeology in Practice. You will choose four additional archaeology courses.
There will be opportunities, normally in the long vacations after years 2 and 3, to complete archaeology fieldwork or other practical assignments in the UK or abroad. Such work is optional, but can be assessed as part of your degree.
You will continue to take optional archaeology courses and will write your honours dissertation.
2022 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (first sitting) or AABB/ABBBB (two sittings) plus English at National 5 at C.
Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English at National 5 at C . Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
History, Classics and Archaeology