The Masters in Archaeological Studies provides a strong background in the methodological and theoretical approaches used in archaeology and the interplay between them. If your first degree was in a subject other than archaeology, this is designed as a conversion programme. It will provide you with a grounding in archaeology and access to a wide range of optional courses covering further aspects of methodology and practice, or examining the archaeology of particular chronological periods or geographical areas. You will have the opportunity to participate in a number of fieldtrips in Scotland. You will benefit from the involvement of guest speakers from the UK and abroad, who will give lectures and run seminars.
The programme provides an excellent platform for you to move onto PhD studies and an academic career. In recent years many graduates have made careers in archaeology in the UK and USA.