UCL Institute of Archaeology

Leading Global Archaeology and Heritage

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

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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Marie Sklodowska - Curie Trainee post available (CHEurope)

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Trainee post, available on the CHEurope programme (Ref.: 1648904). The deadline for applications is 21 June 2017. More...

Stephen Quirke

Village and Palace: finding ancient Egyptian society in its objects

Stephen Quirke has been invited to speak at the Egyptian Bureau for Cultural & Educational Affairs in London on 19 May. More...

Carolyn Rando invited to participate in Inspiring Women in Science event

Carolyn Rando invited to participate in Inspiring Women in Science event

Carolyn Rando was invited to participate in the inaugural Inspiring Women in Science event at the Royal Society recently. More...

The EU

Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme 2017

The Institute of Archaeology is supporting applications for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF-2017) with an internal deadline of 14 June 2017 for consideration of applications. 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

Digital Heritage 'Big' Data Hacking and Visualisation

A one-day workshop entitled Digital Heritage 'Big' Data Hacking and Visualisation will be held at the Institute on 22 May. More...

Starts: May 22, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Society of Archaeological Masters Students Annual Conference V

The Institute's Society of Archaeological Masters Students (SAMS) is holding its fifth annual conference on 26 May. More...

Starts: May 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

UNESCO/UCL International Expert Workshop: Maritime Silk Routes Serial Nomination

A UNESCO/UCL international expert workshop on the serial nomination of the Maritime Silk Routes will be held at the Institute on 30 & 31 May. More...

Starts: May 30, 2017 9:00:00 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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