UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


This is an intensive induction programme on current archaeological theory and interpretive trends which equips students to undertake research in their chosen field.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: Themes, thought and theory in world archaeology: foundations; themes, thought and theory in world archaeology: current issues; options: some examples from the range of options which can be taken for this programme are as follows: ancient Italy in the Mediterranean; archaeologies of modern conflict; ancient Italy in the Mediterranean; archaeology and education; rethinking classical art: sociological and anthropological approaches; British and European prehistory: Neolithic to Iron Age; Mediterranean world in the Iron Age; Medieval archaeology: select topics and current problems; cities, states and religions in ancient India; archaeology of Buddhism; archaeologies of modern conflict; Aztec archaeology: codices and ethnohistory; beyond chiefdoms: archaeologies of African political complexities; Maya art, architecture and archaeology; interpreting pottery; lithic analysis; funerary archaeology; technology in society: archaeology and ethnography in the Andes; rock art studies: theories, methods and management.

Assessment methods

The core course is seminar based, and the sessions are interactive, with an emphasis on student participation and critical discussion. The option courses are delivered through seminars, lectures, practicals, laboratory sessions, tutorials and site and museum visits, as appropriate for specific courses. Assessment is through essays, oral examination and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7534