The Graduate Diploma in Archaeology is designed to give students two options:
- as a stand-alone route, it provides an academic qualification for students who already hold a first degree in non-archaeology subjects and would like to have a further qualification or a conversion to an archaeology qualification;
- as a foundation year, it provides the preparation for an MA degree in archaeology for those students who hold a first degree in non-archaeology subjects.
The Graduate Diploma at the UCL Institute of Archaeology is fully integrated within the teaching programme of the Institute: Graduate Diploma students take a number of undergraduate courses and lectures, which follow the normal timetable of undergraduate teaching. This is unlike many other university diplomas, and makes the Graduate Diploma at the UCL Institute of Archaeology unique.
Full-time students are required to take the equivalent of four full course-units; part-time students will take two course-units (normally including the two core courses) in Year 1 and two course-units in Year 2.
Students are required to take the following two core courses:
Besides the two core courses, students are required to take the equivalent of three additional course-units, chosen from full and half units available to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates; at least two of these course-units must be advanced level course-units. Further details on what course-units are available.