In recent years Archaeology has become very well recognised on the television with Time Team and programmes about Orkney, Pompeii, hidden cities in Italy and many more. As a discipline it pieces together our hidden and sometimes lost past, helps us understand history, migration, our ancestry and it also helps us to understand just how sophisticated many previous civilisations were and the constant struggle for survival and cultural creation. There are a great many famous international sites which are often world heritage status which bring our past to tourists but the real interest lies in finding items and piecing together settlements, harbours, and how people lived on actual sites. We can then take all of this knowledge to help us understand how far reaching ancient civilisations were. Archaeology is a fascinating subject area and there are a wealth of very important sites within this region of Scotland to really enjoy whilst you are studying.
You study heritage of the far Northern hemisphere such as Scotland, North Atlantic, Scandinavia, Baltic Europe, Northern Russia and Siberia, and North Pacific North America. There are lots of local heritage sites and archaeological sites to be involved in either within your studies or free time plus you are a ferry ride from Orkney and Shetland with some of the most well known and major finds in the archaeological world on these islands.
Courses listed for the programme
Theory and Method in Research
Northern People's and Cultures
Advanced Archaeological Approaches
Dissertation in Archaeology of the North
Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page