XClose

Institute of Archaeology

Home
Menu

MA Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle East

Co-ordinator: David Wengrow

UCL is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in the archaeology and cultural heritage of Egypt and the Middle East. Our faculty includes over twenty researchers with expertise in these regions, from prehistory to the present, as well as instruction in relevant ancient languages and scripts. We have a distinguished and ongoing history of active fieldwork throughout the Middle East and North-East Africa, and lead the way in developing new theoretical perspectives on the archaeology and heritage of these regions. UCL is also an international centre for research in cultural heritage, conservation and museum studies, where the study of the past is critically related to the concerns of the present.

Egyptian and Middle Eastern archaeology at UCL are embedded in the vibrant research environment of London’s Bloomsbury Campus, in the centre of one of the most exciting cities in the world. On your doorstep you will find the research facilities and collections of the British Museum, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, the Egypt Exploration Society, and the Institute’s own extensive collections from the study region, including the Petrie Palestinian Collection. Your instructors on this degree will be internationally excellent scholars whose research is at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

UCL’s wide range of archaeological expertise provides a unique opportunity to study Egypt and the Middle East in a truly comparative context, and with a sensitivity to the contemporary circumstances and recent history of the study region, including the legacy of colonialism and the ethical challenges of archaeological research. In addition to taught courses, students have the opportunity to develop a program and research dissertation tailored to individual interests. These may include the application of new skills in archaeological science, exploring new theoretical and comparative perspectives, critical approaches to the use of museum collections and archives, representations of the past in museums and the media, or the contestation of cultural heritage in the present.

The program is ideally suited to students seeking to combine advanced study of Egyptian and/or Middle Eastern archaeology with new technical and interpretative skills, including an understanding of the frameworks of practice and policy through which cultural heritage is managed and presented in these regions today. Previous UCL graduates in these areas have regularly gone on to doctoral research, or found employment in related areas, the public and heritage sectors, and the wider economy. With its international staff and student body, the Institute of Archaeology is well known for its welcoming atmosphere, challenging intellectual climate, and supportive feedback structure. It is regularly rated top among UK archaeology departments for student experience.

Programme Structure

For more information about the Programme structure, including the degree handbook and details of modules, please use the link below.

MA Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle East


{'application_note': u'Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.', 'iris_logo': u'<a class="image" href="http://iris.ucl.ac.uk" title="UCL IRIS research portal" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/images/logos/iris-logo.png" alt="IRIS logo"></a>', 'funding_generic': u'For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships">Scholarships and Funding website</a>.', 'dbs_statement': u'If you are offered a place on a Teacher Training programme, you will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). A satisfactory certificate is a condition of entry to the programme, as we need to assess your suitability for access to children and vulnerable adults. Further information about the Enhanced Disclosure check and any related fees that you will need to pay will be provided in our offer letter, if your application to UCL is successful. Further information is available on our <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/requirements">Entry requirements page</a>.', 'funding_ite': u'For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/teacher-training">UCL Scholarships and Funding website</a>.', 'english_requirement': u'The English language level for this programme is:', 'iris_text': u'Visit the <a href="http://iris.ucl.ac.uk" target="_blank" title="UCL IRIS research portal">IRIS research portal</a> to learn more about researchers\' activities, research groups, research centres and interdisciplinary networks across the whole of UCL.', 'register_interest': u'Keep up to date with news from UCL and receive personalised email alerts.<br><a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/ucl-plus/">Register your interest</a>', 'fees_note': u"Up-to-date tuition fee information is available at <a href='http://www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money'>www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money</a>", 'funding_no_schol': u'Scholarships and sources of funding may be available; please check our <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships">Scholarships and Funding</a> website. You should take note of funding application deadlines as these will differ from programme application deadlines.', 'fees_generic': u'The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/fees">UCL Students website</a>.', 'ref_intro_text': u'', 'ref_about_text': u'The <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ref2014">Research Excellence Framework</a>, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK\'s higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.', 'fundingGeneral': u'Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL\nScholarships website: <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships">www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships</a>', 'english_more': u'Further information can be found on our <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements">English language requirements</a> page.', 'application_generic': u'The deadline for applications is {app_date_1}.', 'destination_hesa_note': u'Careers data is taken from the \u2018Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education\u2019 survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013\u20132015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.', 'international_students': u'Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the <a class="clicktracker international" href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international">International Students website</a>.', 'application_research': u'Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply/research/how-to-apply">How to apply</a> page.', 'ref_outro_text': u'Learn more about the scope of UCL\'s research, and browse case studies, on our <a href="https://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/">Research Impact website</a>.', 'english_intro': u'If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.', 'londonCareers': u"Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:<ul><li><a href='http://wlgd.thecareersgroup.co.uk' target='_blank'>What London Graduates Do</a></li></ul>", 'ite_degree_footer': u'UCL offers a wide range of routes into teaching. For an overview please see our <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/subject-areas/teacher-training">teacher training subject page</a>.', 'funding_schol': u'Scholarships relevant to this <b>department</b> are displayed below. ', 'international_equivs': u'International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.'}
False

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2019

Modes and duration
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
Tuition Fees (2019/20)
UK/EU:
£10,440 (FT) £5,275 (PT)
Overseas:
£21,790 (FT) £11,060 (PT)
Application dates
All applicants
Open: 15 October 2018
Close: 26 July 2019

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in archaeology or a related subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Funding

UCL Institute of Archaeology (IoA) Master's Awards: a small number of grants up to the value of £1,000 are available for the academic year 2019/20. All UK/EU and Overseas fee-paying students with an offer to start any Master's degree offered by the IoA are eligible to apply. For an application form please email Lisa Daniel. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2019.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Application fee: There is an application processing fee for this programme of £75 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. More details about the application fee can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

The degree is ideally suited for students seeking a strong foundation for a research degree, and offers unique opportunities to combine specialist regional knowledge with the acquisition of new skills in archaeological methods and techniques, or in the wider field of cultural heritage studies.

Application dates
All applicants
Open: 15 October 2018
Close: 26 July 2019

For more information see our Applications page.

Apply now
What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Archaeology of Egypt and the Middle East at graduate level
  • why you want to study Archaeology of Egypt and the Middle East at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Degree last modified on 14 November 2017 at 15:03 by UCL Student Recruitment Marketing.


View all Archaeology Masters Programmes

You may be interested in viewing our other Masters Programmes. Use the link below to return to the Graduate Taught Programmes page.

Graduate Taught Programmes