UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Archaeology and Heritage of Asia

The aim of this programme is to develop a comparative appreciation of the cultural histories and heritage of Asia, moving chronologically from early human history, through movements towards the Neolithic, and the rise of cities and states, to the present day by looking at current debates around conservation ethics, reconstruction and authenticity of archaeological remains.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in archaeology or a related subject (such as geography, history, anthropology) from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: Themes, thought and theory in world archaeology (foundations); archaeologies of Asia; archaeological heritage management in Asia; dissertation. Optional modules include: archaeology and education; archaeology and ethnicity; cities, states and religion in ancient Asia; archaeology of Buddhism; critical perspectives on cultural heritage; critical perspectives on cultural heritage in China; cultural memory; social complexity in China (from the Neolithic to the early Empire); managing museums; managing archaeological sites; public archaeology; the archaeology of complex urban sites (analytical and interpretative techniques); themes in urban archaeology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, PowerPoint presentations, supervised independent research project and dissertation, and an oral viva towards the end of the degree.


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

Programme Administrator
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020 7679 7495