UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Comparative Art and Archaeology

The programme is designed to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of the major problems, theories and approaches in the sociological and anthropological interpretation of the art of pre modern societies.

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: art (interpretation and explanation); options: ancient Italy in the Mediterranean; archaeology of Buddhism; archaeology of Egypt and the near east (a comparative approach); Aztec archaeology (codices and ethnohistory); cities, states and religion; making and meaning in ancient Greek art; making and meaning in ancient roman art; Maya art, architecture and archaeology; the Mediterranean world in the iron age; society and culture in ancient Egypt; world rock art (from Palaeolithic to present); social complexity in early china (from the Neolithic to the early empire).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures and presentations. Some optional modules include site visits to museums. Assessment is through essays, coursework, oral examination 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
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7495