Further information

Facilities and Staff

The Institute of Archaeology provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate study, with over 260 registered Masters students and 120 MPhil/PhD students and extensive facilities. Its outstanding archaeological library is complemented by University College London's main library, University of London Senate House and other specialist libraries.

The teaching staff for this degree bring together a range and depth of expertise that is arguably unparalleled at other institutions. Co-ordinating the two core course in archaeological theory are:

  • Todd Whitelaw has wide experience and interest in Aegean prehistory, archaeological method and theory, landscape archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, complex societies, settlement archaeology, and ceramic analysis. 
  • Stephen Shennan is Professor of Theoretical Archaeology.  His interests are focussed on the European Neolithic and Bronze Age and on the use of method and theory from the study of biological evolution to understanding cultural stability and change in prehistory.  His publications include Quantifying Archaeology (2nd edition 1997); Genes, Memes and Human History (2002); Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution (edited, 2009); and most recently Connecting Networks: characterising contact by measuring lithic exchange in the European Neolithic (edited, 2015, with Tim Kerig). He currently directs a research project on flint mining and stone quarrying in Neolithic Europe, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
  • Co-ordinators of individual options courses can be identified from the full list of courses available in 2016-17, and their areas of expertise found on the individual staff pages.

Funding Opportunities

  • For details of Departmental funding opportunities please click here
  • A list of the funding opportunities available for students taking taught Masters programmes is provided by the Student Funding Office.

While you are here

After you leave

  • Some recent graduates of the programme have gone on to do PhDs while others have pursued an incredibly wide range of professional careers both within and beyond archaeology.

Further Information and Application Forms

  • There is no specific deadline for this degree. Applications are normally accepted anytime from 1st November to 28th July unless there are no longer any places available.
  • For further details, please email Todd Whitelaw, or the Institute of Archaeology's Graduate Admissions Tutor.

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