UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


This programme offers education in all major aspects of archaeology, in a supportive environment, under the supervision of teachers actively engaged in research at the forefront of the field; by the end of the programme, students will have a developed understanding of past societies within their cultural, sociopolitical, economic, historical and environmental contexts, as well as an understanding of the current social and political context of archaeology, with particular reference to the management, interpretation and presentation of archaeological heritage.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

Core modules: current issues in archaeological theory; interpreting archaeological data.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, museum visits and laboratory classes. Nearly all modules, except the core modules Interpreting Archaeological Data which involves one unseen examination, are assessed by coursework. Any language module that students may choose will also be assessed by examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time £ 7,955 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 6,045 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 16,130 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7495