The Institute has a Junior Year Abroad (JYA) programme which is particularly suitable for students from the USA and Canada. During a year at the Institute, students may take up to four course units which are normally acceptable to North American colleges and universities, so they are able to accumulate credits towards their degrees. Each course unit is equivalent to eight semester hours and course unit examinations occur during late April and May, though special examination arrangements may be made for those who wish to study at the Institute for the Autumn term only. JYA students are encouraged to attend a field training course while studying at the Institute.

Affiliate Programmes

Applicants from Britain, the EU and overseas, who do not wish to register for an undergraduate degree programme may apply to study as affiliate students. Graduate students may also be accepted as affiliate students.

Courses Offered


Affiliate students may take courses in Archaeological Theory and Methods; Archaeological Science and Conservation; Egyptology; Western Asiatic Archaeology; Classical Archaeology; Medieval Archaeology and also courses in World Archaeology: Asia, Africa, America.

Further information and full undergraduate course listings may be accessed by looking at both the Institute undergraduate prospectus webpages and the central UCL webpages.

Two courses of particular interest are:

Students may also take courses in other departments of UCL, such as Anthropology, Art History, Greek and Latin, and History subject to availability.


The range of options at graduate level may be seen in the Institute's Graduate prospectus webpages.

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