Institute of Archaeology


UCL Institute of Archaeology

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is one of the largest centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain. Founded in 1937, it is one of very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world archaeology. 

Our Degree Programmes offer an unrivalled variety of module options, both theoretical and practical, covering a diverse array of archaeological topics, and wide-ranging global fieldwork opportunities.



The Institute of Archaeology is recognised globally for the excellence of its teaching and student experience.



Find out more about our world-class research, which spans conservation to museums and heritage.

News & Events

News & Events

The Institute hosts events promoting research, teaching and public policy debate on the study of Archaeology.

Tell me about Archaeology

Find out more about the Institute's world-class research, and what it's like to be a student at UCL. As a student of the Institute, you will be studying alongside some of the world's greatest archaeologists.

New to UCL

BA Classical Archaeology and Classical Civilisation graduate, John Bilton, shares his experience of studying at the Institute and talks about the great resources available at UCL's Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

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