Want to take your interest in archaeology further?
There are many options for accredited and non-accredited learning available to students in Scotland or through distance and online learning. Also look at whether you have a local WEA group or local history/archaeology society that organise courses and lecture programmes.
Here are a few of the main UK wide providers of archaeological courses.
University of Aberdeen
Certificate in Archaeology
Designed to be flexible and available through part-time, online study. More information on University of Aberdeen website.
University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education
Various courses on a variety of subjects
A variety of subjects taught in various formats, including part-time accredited courses, online courses, short courses and summer schools. Courses available at the Institute of Continuing Education.
University of Edinburgh
Open studies short courses on a variety of subjects
Traditional adult education day and evening classes held in Edinburgh. Archaeology short courses at the University of Edinburgh.
University of Glasgow
Variety of subjects taught in various formats, including evening courses, day and weekend courses and short courses, generally based in Glasgow. Open programme at the University of Glasgow.
University of the Highlands and Islands
Archaeological Practice; Archaeological Science; Archaeological Studies; Archaeology; Archaeology and Environmental Studies; Scottish History and Archaeology
Flexible learning, subjects can be studied over 1 to 4 years for different qualifications, part time and distance learning options available, with options to study single modules. Courses at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
University of Leicester, distance learning
Flexible distance learning available at all levels from a single module to a PhD. Distance learning options at the University of Leicester.
The Open University
Various subjects, options change regularly
All courses are flexible and distance-learning, subjects change regularly, so search on the Open University website for topics of interest.
University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education
Various subjects in archaeology
Various providers, FutureLearn
Several Universities offer free online short courses on a range of archaeological subjects through FutureLearn.
Education Development International
NVQ Level 3 in Archaeological Practice
The only vocational qualification in archaeology, on-the-job distance learning. Search the Educational Development International qualifications.
Nautical Archaeology Society
International training and E-Learning programme
NAS offers a modular e-learning programme, with three on-line courses: an Introduction to Maritime Archaeology, Intertidal Archaeology and Underwater Archaeology.
Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre
Various options in heritage management, built heritage and landscape
Practical courses on conservation and management of heritage, and traditional skills. Search the course directory.
Council for British Archaeology
The CBA Briefing service is an excellent way to find out about short courses, lectures and conferences.