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.



mathematical modelling

Job Vacancy: Leverhulme Trust-funded Research Associate

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Associate (Ref.: 1460758). The deadline for applications is 31 May 2015. More...

Bosnia & Herzegovina fieldwork (2015)

View from the trenches: Bosnia & Herzegovina (2015)

Marc Vander Linden, Jane Gaastra and students Ivana Jovanović, Anne de Vareilles and Leon Veal have recently returned from the 2015 field season in northern Bosnia&Herzegovina, led by the EUROFARM project. More...

Institute student Emma Payne receiving the Bernd Breuckmann award for 2014

Institute student wins Bernd Breuckmann award

Institute student Emma Payne has won the Bernd Breuckmann Award for 2014 which supports 3D scanning projects in the Arts and Cultural Heritage. More...



Roman resource economy

Robyn Veal (University of Cambridge) will give a lunchtime seminar in UCL as part of an interdepartmental programme on Palaeoclimate on 5 May. More...

Starts: May 5, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Accordia Lecture: Interpreting the Etruscans: between republicanism and princely rule (12th to 16th centuries)

Corinna Riva (UCL) will give the final Accordia Lecture of the 2014-15 series at the Institute on 5 May. More...

Starts: May 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Underlying secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith: Results from the analysis of the Staffordshire Hoard gold

The penultimate seminar in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Eleanor Blakelock (British Museum) on 5 May. More...

Starts: May 5, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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...

Starts: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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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