UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Mediterranean Archaeology

The Mediterranean is the world�s largest inland sea and a key theatre in which the people of Europe, western Asia and North Africa have interacted since Palaeolithic times. Mediterranean archaeology, one of the world�s richest sources for the reconstruction of ancient societies, reveals different, more tolerant templates, which are fundamental to the negotiation of the present and creation of a viable future.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in archaeology or a related 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); Mediterranean dynamics; Mediterranean prehistory or the Mediterranean in the Iron Age; options: the Aegean from first farmers to Minoan states; the late Bronze Age Aegean; archaeology of Egypt and the Near East (a comparative approach); ancient Cyprus (colonisation, copper and city-state) ; ancient Italy in the Mediterranean; British and European prehistory (Neolithic to Iron Age); the Mediterranean world in the Iron Age; society and culture in ancient Egypt; Egyptian archaeology (an object-based theoretical approach); evolution of Paleolithic and Neolithic societies in the Near East; Near Eastern material cultures 1 (Neolithic and early Bronze Age); near eastern material cultures 2 (middle Bronze Age through the Iron Age); themes, thought and theory in world archaeology (current topics); making and meaning in Ancient Greek art; making and meaning in ancient Roman art.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars and assessed through essays and the dissertation.


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