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Archaeology and Social Anthropology

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

Year 1:
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.

Year 2:
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.

Year 3:
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.

Year 4:
You will continue to take optional archaeology courses and will write your honours dissertation.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements

Standard entry:
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.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

VL46

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

History, Classics and Archaeology

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

English

History

Humanities

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