Archaeological Practice

Orkney College UHI


Stromness, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The MSc Archaeological Practice is a world-leading archaeology course which equips you with the tools for work in the real world.

The course combines an emphasis on the key practical skills essential for a career within the archaeological profession with a critical study of the advanced theoretical and methodological concepts underpinning the discipline.

We stress the acquisition of vocational skills through practical experience using as our 'laboratory' the rich archaeological resource of Orkney, home to some of the world's most renowned archaeological monuments.

Core modules will introduce you to the principles, philosophy and theory of cultural heritage management and immerse you in a suite of practical archaeological techniques including excavation, non-intrusive field archaeology, digital means of exploring and recording archaeological materials, environmental archaeology and post-excavation analysis.

You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Archaeological Practice.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above in archaeology or closely related subject, or equivalent academic or professional qualifications.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Culture and Heritage

Libraries and Information Science

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