UCL Institute of Archaeology

Leading Global Archaeology and Heritage

World Archaeology - Archaeological Sciences - Heritage - Conservation - Museum Studies

About the Institute


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. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale in the archaeological sciences, heritage studies and world archaeology.

Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of course options, both theoretical and practical, covering a diverse array of archaeological topics, and wide-ranging global fieldwork opportunities.

The Institute hosts numerous events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to many other heritage institutions, archaeological societies and organizations, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.


UCL Institute of Archaeology

Research at the Institute of Archaeology covers fieldwork, laboratory analysis and conservation, artefact studies, and theoretical, synthetic, and analytical work across a range of perspectives. It has more than 60 research active staff, projects on five continents and in the Pacific, and wins regular and substantial research funding from a wide range of national and international sources.


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MA Cultural Heritage Studies fieldtrip, Trafalgar Square, London

Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies (Ref.:1641489). The deadline for applications is 26 May 2017. More...


Institute to host UNESCO/UCL International Expert Workshop on Maritime Silk Routes

The Institute of Archaeology will host a UNESCO/UCL international expert workshop on the serial nomination of the Maritime Silk Routes next month. More...

Egyptian Archaeology

Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology / Egyptology

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology/Egyptology (Ref.:1639030). The deadline for applications is 2 May 2017. More...

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Society of Archaeological Masters Students Annual Conference V

The Institute's Society of Archaeological Masters Students (SAMS) is holding its fifth annual conference on 26 May for which a call for papers is announced. More...


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'A young man’s radicalism’: V. Gordon Childe, socialist and war-resister, 1914-1925

Katie Meheux (UCL) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network at the Institute on 26 April. More...

Starts: Apr 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM

The Palestine Exploration Fund and its Photographs of Jerusalem

The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by David Jacobson (Honorary Research Fellow, UCL) at the Institute on 26 April. More...

Starts: Apr 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Early High Technology Ceramics Meeting

The second annual meeting of the Early High Technology Ceramics Network will be held at the Institute on 27 April. More...

Starts: Apr 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Accordia Lecture: The Etruscan necropolises of Caere (Cerveteri, Rome), 7th to 1st centuries BC: new perspectives

Maria Raffaella Ciuccarelli (Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio delle Marche) will give the seventh Accordia Lecture of the 2016-17 series at the Institute on 2 May. More...

Starts: May 2, 2017 5:30:00 PM

About UCL


Why Archaeology? Few other subjects address the very wide breadth of skills and topics covered in an archaeology degree. The academic, laboratory and fieldwork components within the degrees offered by the Institute of Archaeology give graduates a real advantage in developing their careers. At the Institute we aim to give you the best experience throughout your degree, and the best start in your chosen career.

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