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MA in Public Archaeology

Co-ordinator: Tim Schadla-Hall

This unique degree, in a rapidly growing sector, is suitable both for those wishing to study the relationship between archaeology and the public as an academic subject and those wishing to pursue a career in the public aspects of archaeology.

The degree is designed to give students a considerable degree of flexibility over the topics that they study. All students take a compulsory core course in Public Archaeology, and a related project leading to a dissertation. They also choose to study 60 credits of options. This flexibility allows students to design a degree which is either more theoretically based or more practically based, depending on each individual's needs. The core course and options are assessed by written coursework. Teaching is by lectures, seminar/discussion groups, and a number of field trips.

The degree is available either full-time over one calendar year or part-time over two calendar years (commencing September).

The Institute of Archaeology supports the principles of the 1970 UNESCO Convention and the 1995 Unidroit Convention and is unique as a UK academic department in having an ethics policy concerning the illicit trade in antiquities.

Programme Structure

For more information about the Programme structure, including details on modules, please use the link below.

MA Public Archaeology


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Key Information

Programme starts

September 2019

Modes and duration
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
Tuition Fees (2019/20)
UK/EU:
£11,060 (FT) £5,500 (PT)
Overseas:
£22,660 (FT) £11,320 (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 Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university 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.

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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.

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

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable both for people interested in academic study of the relationship between archaeology and the wider world, and for people wishing to pursue a career in public archaeology, museums and the wider heritage industry. It is particularly suitable for graduates with a first degree in archaeology, anthropology, history or classics.

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 Public Archaeology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Public Archaeology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
  • 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.

Applicants need a general archaeological background to be eligible for direct entry onto this degree. Applicants without this may wish to consider our Graduate Diploma in the first instance. 

Degree last modified on 8 March 2018 at 09:37 by UCL Student Recruitment Marketing.


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