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New MA in the Archaeology of the Middle East for 2013-14

23 November 2012

Early Iron Age painted ivory from Nimrud

The Institute will introduce three new masters degrees in 2013-14, the second of which is concerned with the archaeology of the Middle East.

The launch of an MA in the Archaeology of the Middle East reflects a series of exciting new developments at UCL.

These include the expansion of staff in this area (including new appointments in Near Eastern archaeology and ancient history), the initiation of new field projects (for example, in Iraqi Kurdistan), and the establishment of a major new centre for archaeological research at UCL Qatar.

The one-year programme, to be co-ordinated by David Wengrow, combines advanced study in the theory and practice of Middle Eastern Archaeology with an unrivalled range of options in World Archaeology, Applied Archaeological Science, Cultural Heritage, and Ancient History. Covering the period from earliest prehistory to the Iron Age, the degree offers students an unrivalled combination of specialist regional skills and flexibility of choice, as well as access to London's major museums and research collections.

According to the Institute's Director, Stephen Shennan:

  • "The establishment of this exciting new degree confirms UCL’s rapidly growing status as a world leader in the field of Middle Eastern archaeology, and its unique ability to combine expert training with a global perspective on the past”.

Further details about this new degree or enquiries about the other Masters degree programmes offered by the Institute should be directed to the Institute's Graduate Programmes Administrator, Lisa Daniel.