Archaeology and Environmental Studies

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This course gives you the opportunity to focus on the scientific aspects of archaeology while combining your studies with sustainability issues, techniques in field-based evidence, and ethics.

Year 1 - CertHE
Principles of biology; Archaeological theory and method; Historical landscapes; Collecting and analysing data; Ecological principles: biodiversity and ID skills (including a one day residential); Plus 1 option in semester 1.

Year 2 - DipHE
Scottish archaeology; Earth and soil processes; Digital heritage; Introduction to geographical information systems; Plus 1 option in both semester 1 and semester 2.

Year 3 - BSc
Archaeological sciences; Archaeology and interpretation; Strategic environmental monitoring; Archaeology or research skills project; Plus 2 options in semester 1.

Year 4 - BSc (Hons)
Sustainability past and present; Engaging with external agencies, including a work placement; Plus 2 options in semester 2; Dissertation (double unit).

Entry Requirements

3 Highers.

Progression Routes

Postgraduate study

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years or more


Science and Environment

SCQF Level