UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Managing Archaeological Sites

The course examines why certain archaeological sites, including World Heritage Sites, are selected for preservation, and how power relationships and different perceptions of contemporary values impact upon this. It explores approaches to how sites can be successfully managed, conserved and presented to preserve their significance.

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: managing archaeological sites; options: antiquities and the law; applied archaeology in the UK; archaeology and education; archaeological approaches to the human use of space; archaeologies of modern conflict; conservation in practice (conservation management); conservation in practice (preventative conservation); critical perspectives on cultural heritage; cultural heritage and development; cultural memory; geographic information systems in archaeology i; geographic information systems in archaeology ii; issues in conservation (context of conservation); issues in conservation (understanding objects); managing museums; museum and site interpretation; public archaeology; the archaeology of complex urban sites: analytical and interpretative techniques; themes in urban archaeology; world rock art (from Paleolithic to the present).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical demonstrations and site visits. It includes an optional three-week placement in an appropriate organisation or on-site project. Assessment is through essays, project reports, projects and practicals (depending on the options chosen), and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,665 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

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