UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Year 1 - CertHE
Core modules are:
Archaeological theory and method; World archaeology; Historic landscapes.

You will also choose three option modules which may include:
Science and archaeology; European prehistories; One module from our range of humanities subjects.

Year 2 - DipHE
Core modules are:
Excavation skills: normally taken during the Summer vacation prior to the commencement of year two, at a site location off-campus. You will be responsible for covering the costs of any travel and subsistence associated with your participation in this two-week module; Scottish archaeology; Digital heritage; Managing archaeology for contemporary society.

You will also choose two option modules which may include: wetland archaeology; and one from our range of humanities subjects.

Year 3 - BA
Core modules are:
Archaeology and interpretation; Archaeology project; Archaeological sciences.

You will also choose:
One or both from: pre-history of the Highlands and Islands and historical archaeology of the Highlands and Islands. Plus further option modules from either archaeology or our range of humanities subjects.

Year 4 - BA (Hons)
Core modules are:
Sustainability past and present; Dissertation (archaeology).

You will study an additional three modules from the list of options below; availability rotates each year and is dependent on minimum numbers:
Funerary and burial archaeology; Maritime archaeology and heritage of Northern Scotland; The Iron Age of Scotland c800BC-800AD; Peoples, plants and animals; Vikings and Norse archaeology; Neolithic Scotland; Landscape archaeology.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including two relevant subjects. HNC Social Sciences will give entry to year 2.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level