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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

Elizabeth Baquedano receives Mexican Ohtli Award

Elizabeth Baquedano receives Mexican Ohtli Award

Elizabeth Baquedano, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute, was recently presented with the prestigious Ohtli Award by the Mexican Government. More...

Published: Sep 29, 2014 1:18:54 PM

New undergaduate students 2014

Welcome to the Institute's new student intake

The Institute of Archaeology is pleased to welcome the 2014/15 intake of new undergraduate and graduate students, who begin their studies at UCL this week. More...

Published: Sep 25, 2014 5:22:54 PM

CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology

The value of commercial archaeology

The Centre for Applied Archaeology is organising an innovative seminar series exploring aspects of the value of commercial archaeology, with the first event being held at the Institute on 17 October. More...

Published: Sep 24, 2014 2:28:07 PM

he Nordic Genetic Resource Center, one of the research team’s partners, is responsible for the operation and management of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seed vault aims to safeguard the world’s most important plant genetic resources for food and agriculture with a maximum level of security (Photo: Mari Tefre/Svalbard Global Seed Vault)

AHRC award for Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage

Rodney Harrison has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant under the 'Care for the Future: Thinking forward through the past' theme, for the research programme ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’. More...

Published: Sep 19, 2014 2:01:21 PM

Peter Drewett

Aspects of Prehistory in South-East England. A Tribute to Peter Drewett

Institute staff will participate in a special event being organised as a tribute to Peter Drewett in Sussex on 1 November. More...

Published: Sep 18, 2014 10:42:15 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...

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The Micropasts Project: crowd-sourcing archaeology

Andrew Bevan will give the second seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 6 October. More...

Prehistoric textiles

Creativity, Innovation, Function: Prehistoric Textile Art in Central Europe - a case study from Hallstatt

Karina Grömer (Natural History Museum, Vienna) will give a lecture at the Institute of Archaeology on 9 October. More...

Syene: The Development of the Town from Pharaonic Times onwards

Syene: The Development of the Town from Pharaonic Times onwards

Wolfgang Müller (Swiss Institute in Cairo) will give a seminar co-organised by the Material Cultures of Prehistoric and Dynastic Egypt research network and UCL History on 10 October. More...

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Stories from the City, stories from the sea

David Orton will give the third seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 13 October. More...


The Space Between: The 'undead' Roman Empire and the aesthetics of Salin's Style I

The 6th Sir David Wilson Lecture in Medieval Studies and the first lecture in the 2014-15 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Guy Halsall (University of York) on 15 October. More...

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