UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials

Scientific analysis is a key tool in the interpretation of archaeological artefact and assemblages. This MSc offers detailed training in the use of scientific techniques for the analysis of archaeological and heritage materials, and a solid background in the archaeology and anthropology of technology allowing students to design and implement archaeologically meaningful scientific projects.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

Core modules: Technology and analysis of archaeological materials; options: archaeological ceramic analysis; archaeological glass and glazes; archaeometallurgy 1: mining and extractive metallurgy; archaeometallurgy 2: metallic artefacts; dendrochronology and tree-ring studies; experimental archaeology; geoarchaeology: methods and concepts; interpreting pottery; lithic archaeology; technology in society: archaeology and ethnography in the Andes.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical demonstrations and laboratory work. A popular aspect of this programme is its extensive use of analytical facilities. Assessment is through essays, practicals, projects, laboratory reports and oral presentations depending on the options chosen, and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,670 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,285 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,770 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,770 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,770 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,770 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

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Programme Administrator
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020 7679 7495