The Institute of Archaeology is truly international in both its outlook and in its membership, with students and staff from over 40 countries. The variety of backgrounds, experience, ages and nationalities, as well as the vast array of resources and facilities at UCL and throughout London, ensures a rewarding, stimulating and varied student experience.



Institute students are supported by over 70 academic staff, who provide a broad coverage of archaeological topics. The Institute’s teaching and research activities are currently supported by 14 administrative staff and 6 technical staff. The Institute currently hosts many outside funded staff, including postdoctoral researchers funded by the AHRC, British Academy, English Heritage, European Research Council, EU (Marie Curie Actions), Leverhulme Trust and NERC.

Research Students


With approximately 140 research students, from over 25 different countries we are one of the largest, and most diverse Departments in the country. The Institute has a long and distinguished tradition of top-quality research by its students who work alongside our 70 academic members of staff continuing and shaping that tradition.

Affiliate Academics


The Institute also hosts visiting scholars (known as Affiliate Academics) from across the world; recent visitors hailing from Japan, Iraq, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Norway, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and China. Affiliate academics visit the Institute to pursue their research, either individually or in collaboration with members of staff of UCL in related fields of interest, while being able to make use of the Institute’s facilities and specialist expertise.

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