Teaching excellence


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.

League tables

National Student Survey

Student Satisfaction 94-100% in the National Student Survey for the past five years

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, with significantly higher scores than the average for Archaeology nationwide being obtained 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 all of UCL’s faculties and demonstrate its commitment to continuous innovation in the teaching it offers its students. Since their inception 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's Teaching Award:

Student Choice Teaching Awards

Awards for Outstanding Teaching, Support for Teaching and Personal Support

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

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