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Teaching excellence

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The Institute is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain. The Institute’s 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. New degree programmes introduced in 2013-14 include the MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Asia, MA in Archaeology of the Middle East and the MA in Mediterranean Archaeology.

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National Student Survey

A National Student Survey of all undergraduate finalists is carried out annually for the UK government. Students rate their institution on a five-point scale with an opportunity to give feedback on all aspects of university life including teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development and overall satisfaction. Students appear to be very happy with the teaching and academic support they receive at the Institute, a 100% score for student satisfaction being received again in 2013 with significantly higher scores than the average for Archaeology nationwide under every heading. Data from previous surveys are currently available on the Unistats website.

Provost’s Teaching Awards

The Provost’s Teaching Awards celebrate leadership in teaching and learning across UCL’s eight faculties and demonstrate its commitment to continuous innovation in the teaching it offers its students. Since their inception six years ago, Institute staff have been successful nearly every year. The following staff have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to excellence and innovation in teaching with the achievement of a Provost Teaching Award:

Student Choice Teaching Awards

The UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards celebrate outstanding teaching and recognise those that support students in their learning at UCL.  The awards are completely student led – students determine the award categories, set the criteria, nominate the potential awardees and decide who wins the awards.

Senior Promotions

A number of Institute of Archaeology staff have recently been successful in the annual round of UCL Senior Promotions, which acknowledge staff research and teaching excellence in their respective fields:

Teaching Quality Assurance

View QAA reports and other monitoring outcomes.

Prizes for Institute students

  • View details of UCL sessional prizes and Social and Historical Faculty Prizes awarded to Institute students for the 2011-12 academic session.
  • View details of UCL sessional prizes and Social and Historical Faculty Prizes awarded to Institute students for the 2010-11 academic session.
  • View details of other awards to Institute students.

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