UCL Institute of Archaeology

Leading Global Archaeology and Heritage

World Archaeology - Archaeological Sciences - Heritage - Conservation - Museum Studies

*Important Notice: The Institute will be closed on Saturday 16 December due to a power outage*

About the Institute


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. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world archaeology.

Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of course options, both theoretical and practical, covering a diverse array of archaeological topics, and wide-ranging global fieldwork opportunities.

The Institute hosts numerous events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to many other heritage institutions, archaeological societies and organizations, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.


UCL Institute of Archaeology

Research at the Institute of Archaeology covers fieldwork, laboratory analysis and conservation, artefact studies, and theoretical, synthetic, and analytical work across a range of perspectives. It has more than 60 research active staff, projects on five continents and in the Pacific, and wins regular and substantial research funding from a wide range of national and international sources.


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Launch of the latest issue of Archaeology International

Launch of the latest issue of Archaeology International

The latest issue of Archaeology International, showcasing the Institute's diverse research, teaching and public engagement activities, is now available. More...

Aghlabids and their Neighbours: Art and Material Culture in Ninth-Century North Africa (bookcover)

Aghlabids and their Neighbours: Art and Material Culture in Ninth-Century North Africa

A new volume edited by Corisande Fenwick with Glaire Anderson and Mariam Rosser-Owen has been published by Brill in their prestigious Handbook of Oriental Studies Series. More...

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Institute participation in 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Assembly in New Delhi, India

Rodney Harrison and members of his AHRC Heritage Futures research programme and AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership teams are organising activities at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in New Delhi this week. More...


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Sex and Symbolism

The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, Sex and Symbolism, will open to the public in May 2017. More...

Starts: May 8, 2017 9:30:00 AM

From maiolica to terracotta: an industrial reconversion in the Arno valley in the early modern period

Hugo Blake (RHUL) will give the fifth Accordia Lecture of the 2017-18 series at Senate House on 23 January. More...

Starts: Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Norwich Castle Keep: A 12th Century Building Reinterpreted for the 21st Century

The fifth seminar in the 2017-18 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Tim Pestell (Norwich Castle Museum) on 23 January. More...

Starts: Jan 23, 2018 6:00:00 PM

Islamic Archaeology Day 2018

The 4th Islamic Archaeology Day, jointly hosted by SOAS and UCL at the Institute of Archaeology, will take place on 3 February. More...

Starts: Feb 3, 2018 11:00:00 AM

About UCL


Why Archaeology? Few other subjects address the very wide breadth of skills and topics covered in an archaeology degree. The academic, laboratory and fieldwork components within the degrees offered by the Institute of Archaeology give graduates a real advantage in developing their careers. At the Institute we aim to give you the best experience throughout your degree, and the best start in your chosen career.

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