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UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • Museum Studies, Conservation, Cultural Heritage Studies, Public Archaeology
  • Environmental Archaeology, Archaeological Material Science and Computational Modelling
  • Social, Historical and Cultural Archaeological Studies


The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain, as evidenced by its top position in university league tables and National Student Survey results. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale. Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of courses on a diverse range of topics, and wide-ranging fieldwork opportunities.  The Institute hosts events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to heritage organisations, museums and archaeological societies, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.

News from the Institute of Archaeology

Heritage, health and well-being

Beverley Butler invited to speak at Global Health event

Beverley Butler was invited to speak at a Global Week event on the theme of Global Health at the University of Gothenburg recently. More...

Published: Nov 28, 2014 3:42:01 PM

Museums, Heritage and International Development

Museums, Heritage and International Development

A ground-breaking new book edited by Paul Basu and Wayne Modest exploring the relationship between museums, heritage and international development has just been published by Routledge. More...

Published: Nov 27, 2014 10:15:46 AM

18th century image of glassmaking

Institute Masters students win prestigious awards

Institute students Karime Castillo Cárdenas and Murray Andrews have won prestigious prizes for their Masters degree dissertations. More...

Published: Nov 25, 2014 10:34:25 AM

A computer-vision rendering of a soldier from the terracotta army

Technology provides clues to Terracotta Army creation

Institute researchers and colleagues have been using the latest imaging technology and other advanced methods to deduce the design process behind the Terracotta warriors. More...

Published: Nov 21, 2014 12:11:15 PM

Zooarchaeological material

Job Vacancy: Teaching Fellow in Zooarchaeology

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Teaching Fellow in Zooarchaeology (Ref.:1445635). The deadline for applications is 2 December 2014. More...

Published: Nov 19, 2014 11:23:52 AM

Events at the Institute of Archaeology

Voices of War: UCL in WWI

Voices of War: UCL in WWI

The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, Voices of War: UCL in WWI, opens to the public from 6 May 2014. More...

Coloured glass from the Petrie Palestinian Collection

Things that travelled: Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

The UCL Early Glass Technology Research Network will hold its inaugural conference at the Institute of Archaeology on 28 & 29 November 2014. More...

A Day on the Maya (Image courtesy:'ib.html)

A Day on the Maya

A day event bringing together specialists on the ancient and modern Maya will be held at the Institute on 29 November. More...

Boynton Hall, Yorkshire

The Archaeological & Social History of a Gentry House: Boynton Hall, England

Tim Schadla-Hall will give the penultimate seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 1 December.

Section of the Madaba map mosaic (6th cent. CE), showing the site of Zoara/Zoora on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea

Christian and Jewish Tombstones from Ancient Zoara/Zoora

The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Ilaria Bultrighini (UCL) at the Institute on 1 December. More...


Accordia Anniversary Lecture: Frattesina: an entrepôt in the prehistoric Mediterranean world

Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri (University of the Salento) will give the third Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at Senate House on 2 December. More...

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