UCL Institute of Archaeology

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 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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UCL Institute of Archaeology & Beta Analytic Radiocarbon Draw for the Archaeology of the Americas

A call for entries for the inaugural UCL Institute of Archaeology & Beta Analytic Radiocarbon Draw for the Archaeology of the Americas is announced with a deadline of 18 December 2015.

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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...

Laura Adlington uses pXRF to analyse Nathan, one of the Ancestors of Christ panels from Canterbury Cathedral

Institute student wins prestigious travel award

Laura Ware Adlington, a PhD student at the Institute and a member of the Early Glass Technology Research Network, has won a prestigious travel award. More...


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We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology

The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology, opens to the public from 8 May 2015. More...

Comenzar: May 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Hunters, Warriors and Lost Tribes: the making of the Sudanese-Ethiopian frontier

Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal (Institute of Heritage Sciences, CSIC) will give the next seminar in the African Peoples and Pasts series at the Institute on 26 November. More...

Comenzar: Nov 26, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Film Screening of Musical ‘Aki Nabalu’, with Panel Discussion on Heritage and Sustainability in Asia

A film screening of 'Aki Nabalu' with a panel discussion on Heritage and Sustainability in Asia will be held at the Institute on 27 November. More...

Comenzar: Nov 27, 2015 6:00:00 PM

South American Archaeology Seminar

The South American Archaeology Seminar, co-sponsored by the Institute for Latin American Studies, University of London and the Institute of Archaeology, will be held on 28 November. More...

Comenzar: Nov 28, 2015 10:30:00 AM

About UCL



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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